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We can give information about someone or something using an -ing, past participle (-ed) or 
being + past participle (-ed) clause after a noun. These clauses are often similar to defining 
relative clauses (see Unit 70) beginning which, who, or that: 


• We stood on the bridge connecting the two halves of the building, (or ...which 
connects/connected the two halves...) 

• The weapon used in the murder has now been found, (or The weapon that was used...) 

• The prisoners being released are all women, (or ...who are being released...) 

See Unit 75 for participle clauses with a meaning similar to non-defining relative clauses. 

-ing clauses 

We often use an -ing clause instead of a defining relative clause with an active verb: 

• The man driving the bus is my brother, (or The man who is driving the bus...) 

• The land stretching away to the left all belongs to Mrs Thompson, (or The land which 
stretches away to the left...) 

• Police took away Dr Li and items belonging to him. (or ...items which belong/belonged to 

-The students earning the highest grade point average will receive a special award. 

Sometimes, however, we can't use an -ing clause. For example: 

• when there is a noun between the relative pronoun and the verb in the defining relative clause: 

• The man who Tim is meeting for lunch is from Taiwan, (not ...the man Tim meeting...) 

when the event or action talked about in the defining relative clause comes before the event or 
action talked about in the rest of the sentence, except when the second event or action is the 
result of the first. Compare: 

• The snow which fell overnight has turned to ice. (not The snow falling overnight...) and 

• The snow which fell overnight has caused traffic chaos, (or The snow falling overnight has 
caused traffic chaos.) 

when we talk about a single, completed action in the defining relative clause, rather than a 
continuous action. Compare: 

• The girl who fell over on the ice broke her arm. (not The girl falling over...) and 

• I pulled off the sheets which covered the furniture, (or ...sheets covering the furniture.) 


-His colleages have gathered around him, deciding yesterday to strike this coming week. Same 
as: His colleages have gathered around him and have decided yesterday to strike this coming 

-His colleages gather around him, deciding today to strike this coming week. Same as: His 
colleages gather around him, and decide today to strike this coming week. 

-His colleages will gather around him, deciding tomorrow to strike this coming week. Same as: 
His colleages will gather around him, and decide tomorrow to strike this coming week. 

Past participle (-ed) and being + past participle (-ed) clauses 

We often use a past participle or being + past participle clause instead of a defining relative 

clause with a passive verb: 

• The book published last week is his first written for children, (or The book that was 
published last week...) 

• The boys being chosen for the team are under 9. (or The boys who are being chosen...) 

Sometimes, however, we can't use a past participle or being + past participle clause. For 

• when there is a noun between the relative pronoun and the verb in the defining relative clause: 

• The speed at which decisions are made in the company is worrying, (not The speed at which 
decisions made...) 

• The issue that club members are being asked to vote on at tonight's meeting is that of a fee 
increase... (not The issue being asked to vote on...) 

• when the defining relative clause includes a modal verb other than will: 

• There are a number of people who should be asked, (not ...people should be asked.) 




Notice that a subject has to 

come between with and -ing: 

• With Louise living in Spain, we don't see her often. (= Because Louise lives in Spain.. 

• With sunshine streaming through the window, Hugh found it impossible to sleep. 
(= Because sunshine was streaming...) 

lesson 75, p 158 -ing 

• With so many people ill (= because so many people are ill), I've decided to cancel the meeting. 

In informal, mainly spoken, English, we can also use what with + -ing to introduce a reason. 
Notice that there doesn't have to be a subject between with and -ing: 

• What with Philip snoring all night, and the heavy rain, I didn't sleep a wink. 

• What with getting up early and travelling all day, we were exhausted by the evening. 

We can use an -ing form of a verb or the past participle in a clause which has an adverbial 
meaning. A clause like this often gives information about TIME or REASONS and 

• Opening her eyes, the baby began to cry. (= When she opened her eyes...) 

• Faced with a bill for £10, 000, John has taken an extra job. (= Because he is faced...) 
They are often similar to non-defining relative clauses (see Unit 71 ) with which, who, or that: 

• Feeling tired, Louise went to bed early, (or Louise, who was feeling tired, went...) 

• Formed 25 years ago next month, the club is holding a party for past and present members, 
(or The club, which was formed 25 years ago next month, is holding...) 

The following sentences illustrate other forms of verbs in clauses like this: 

• Being imported, the radios were more expensive. 

• Having been hunted close to extinction, the rhino is once again common in this area. 

In negative forms of sentences like this, not usually comes before the -ing form or past participle. 
However, not can follow the -ing form or the past participle, depending on meaning: 

• Not wanting to wake her, Steve left the house silently. (= He didn't want to...) 

• Preferring not to go out that night, I made an excuse. (= I preferred not to...) 

The implied subject of a clause like this is usually the same as the subject of the main clause: 
• Arriving at the party, we saw Ruth standing alone. (= When we arrived. ..we saw...) 

However, sometimes the implied subject is not referred to in the main clause: 

• Having wanted to drive a train all his life, this was an opportunity not to be missed. 

In more formal English, the -ing or past participle clause sometimes has its own subject: 

• The score being level after 90 minutes, a replay will take place. 

In general, using an -ing, past participle, or being + past participle clause instead of a clause 
beginning with a conjunction (when, because, etc.) or a non-defining relative clause makes what 
we say or write more formal. Clauses like this are used particularly in formal or literary writing. 

Some clauses like this are used to give information about TIME: 
With + -ing often happens at the same time: 

• Glancing over his shoulder, he could see the dog chasing him. (= As he glanced ...) 

• With David looking for the cubs, Craig is having a brief change of scene. (WHILE) 

• Having completed the book, he had a holiday. (= After he had completed the book...) 

We use an -ing clause to talk about something that takes place at the same time or very close in 
time to the action in the main clause: 

• Putting on a serious face, she began to tell the story. 

We often use an -ing clause in written narrative after quoted speech, when we want to say what 
someone was doing while they were talking: 

• 'Wait a minute,' said Frank, running through the door. 

If the action described is relatively long compared with the one described in the main clause, we 
use a clause beginning having + past participle: 
• Having driven five hours to the meeting, Don learnt that it had been postponed. 

Sometimes we can use either an -ing clause or a having + past participle clause with similar 
meanings, although using a having + past participle clause emphasises that something is 
completed before the action in the main clause begins. Compare: 

• Taking off / Having taken off his shoes, Ray walked into the house. 

Some clauses like this are used to talk about REASONS and RESULTS. For example: 

• Knowing exactly what I wanted, I didn't spend much time shopping. 

• Being slim, he could squeeze through the opening in the fence. 

• Having been invited to the party, we could hardly refuse to go. 
-You seem to know a lot about poison, (for) not being a doctor. 


With his wife backing him up, he looks clear = con su mujer apoyandolo, parece que es inocente 


But with a decorating disaster averted, I now have an ever bigger challenge = pero aunque hemos 

evitado un desastre con la decoracidn, ahora tengo un reto aun mas grande. 


1 :35 the check-in will open, and all being good (if all is good), the weather conditions stay good, 

you'll be on that flight 

WITH+NOUN+-ING = where 

*We are doing 40 miles an hour, on a twisted road, with potentially heavy traffic coming in the 

other direction. = ...en la que puede venir mucho trafico en la direccidn contraria. 

The verb tense would be the same as in the main clause. 

He deneid the Holohoax, saying that he stood by the truth 
He deneid the Holohoax, and said that he stood by the truth 

A carrier has stranded, leaking oil. 

A carrier has stranded, and is leaking oil. 

It will cover the side of the hill, providing big trees for the big cats to climb and shelter under and 
will be the biggest such enclosure in Australia. 

But the problem being, a lot of these collectors have got old whistles. 


Then he opens some drawers, finding nothing = 

Then he opens some drawers to find nothing = Entonces abre algunos cajones y no encuentra 


(WITH)-ING is the same as "whereby + verb": 

we have surveys of opinion polls on the Spanish president, (WITH) his popularity rates falling. 


They denied the Holohoax, resulting in his imprisonment. 
They denied the Holohoax, which resulted in his imprisonment. 

making it a more. ..(which makes it...) 

You can get this, saving you € 20 


(We are) moving on now to our second topic which is Spain 

What we saw was the contrast between the two candidates, (there is)(Esta) Cameron trying to 
keep it sunny talking about the future, a much more moralistic performance from the PM. 

You know that bit of money you've put aside? 
(It is)not doing much, is it? 

The gerund phrase functions as the subject of the sentence: 

-Finding(to find) a needle in a haystack would be easier than what we're trying to do. 

-Traveling(to travel) might satisfy your desire for new experiences. 


-My cat's favorite activity is sleeping(to sleep)/windsurfing. The gerund behaves like a noun and 

describes an activity. 

-What he is good at is installing quality boilers. 

*What we need to do is go back and forth 20 times. 

*What we need is to go back and forth 20 times. 

*AII we can do now is just help and push. 

*AII she needs is to start believing in herself. 

A complete event, often a future event. Often used after nouns such as plan, intention, aim, 

decision, situation. 

-Our plan is to close down the factory next year. 



Some verbs can be followed either by an object + -ing or a possessive + -ing with a similar 

meaning, although the possessive + -ing form is usually considered to be rather formal: 

-I resented Tom winning the prize, (more formally I resented Tom's winning the prize.) 
-Mary recalled him buying the boo. (more formally Mary recalled his buying the book.) 

-I hope that you appreciate my(me) offering you this oportunity 
-I hope that you appreciate that I offered you this opportunity 

-I dread him (or his) finding out 
Other verbs: anticipate, 

Other verbs like this include verbs of '(dis)liking' such as detest, (dis)approve of. (dis)like. hate, 
love, object to. and verbs of 'thinking' such as envisage, forget, imagine, remember, think of. mind, 
recall . Notice that we only use a possessive form (Tom's, his) here to talk about a person or a 
group of people: 

-I remember the horse winning the race, (but not ...the horse's winning...) 
Verbs that take only gerunds as verbal direct objects: 

deny risk delay consider 

can't help keep give up be fond of 

finish quit put off practice 

postpone tolerate suggest stop (quit) 

regret enjoy keep (on) dislike 

admit avoid recall mind 

miss detest appreciate recommend 

get/be through get/be tired of get/be accustomed to get/be used to 


They always avoid drinking before driving. 

(not: They always avoid to drink before driving.*) 

I recall asking her that question, 
(not: I recall to ask her that question.*) 

She put off buying a new jacket. 

(not: She put off to buy a new jacket.*) 

Mr. Allen enjoys cooking, 
(not: Mr. Allen enjoys to cook.*) 

Charles keeps calling her. 
(not: Charles keeps to call her.*) 

Verbs that take gerunds or infinitives as verbal direct objects: 

start begin continue hate 

prefer like love try 



She has continued to work at the store. 
She has continued working at the store. 

They like to go to the movies. 
They like going to the movies. 

Brent started to walk home. 
Brent started walking home. 

Forget and remember: 

These two verbs change meaning depending on whether a gerund or infinitive is used as the 



Jack forgets to take out the cat. (He regularly forgets.) 

Jack forgets taking out the cat. (He did it, but he doesn't remember now.) 

Jack forgot to take out the cat. (He never did it.) 

Jack forgot taking out the cat. (He did it, but he didn't remember sometime later.) 

Jack remembers to take out the cat. (He regularly remembers.) 

Jack remembers taking out the cat. (He did it, and he remembers now.) 

Jack remembered to take out the cat. (He did it.) 

Jack remembered taking out the cat. (He did it, and he remembered sometime later.) 

In the second of each pair of example sentences above, the past progressive gerund form having 
taken can be used in place of taking to avoid any possible confusion. 

Some verbs can be followed by an object and then either by an -ing form or a bare infinitive 

feel, overhear, see, watch 

bring, hear, find, keep, notice, observe, send, show: p57,71 

but their meaning may be slightly different. An -ing form suggest that and action is in progress, 
while a bare infinitive suggest a completed action. Compare: 
-I saw them playing football from my window, and 
-I saw him smash the bottle. 

Also, an -ing form can suggest that we watch, hear, etc. some of an action, but not from start to 

finish, while a bare infinitive suggests that we watch, hear, etc. the whole action from start to 

finish. Compare: 

-I was able to watch them building the new car part from my office window, and 

-I watched him climb through the window, and then I called the police. 


We watched him playing basketball, (continuous action) 
We watched him play basketball, (continuous action) 

I felt my heart pumping vigorously, (continuous action) 
I felt my heart pump vigorously, (continuous action) 

She saw them jumping on the bed. (continuous action) 
She saw them jump on the bed. (one-time action) 

Tom heard the victim shouting for help, (continuous action) 
Tom heard the victim shout for help, (one-time action) 

The detective noticed the suspect biting his nails, (continuous action) 

The detective noticed the suspect bite his nails, (one-time action) 

We could smell the pie baking in the kitchen, (continuous action) 
We could smell the pie bake in the kitchen, (continuous action) 

Sometimes the simple-verb version might seem unconventional, so it's safer in most cases to use 
the gerund version. 

a) ^^^^^^^^^ 
The following verbs can be followed by 

having + past participle instead of the -ing form, with little difference in meaning: 
admit, deny, forget, recall, regret, remember 

• He remembered having arrived at the party, but not leaving, (or He remembered arriving...) 

• I now regret buying (having bought) the car 

b) ^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^_ 
With the verbs admit, deny, mention, and report we can report a statement using an -ing clause: 

• He denied hearing the police warnings, {or He denied that he (had) heard...) 

• Toni mentioned meeting Emma at a conference in Spain, (or Toni mentioned that she (had) 
met Emma...) 


When we report what someone has suggested doing, either what they should do themselves, 
or what someone else should do, we use a reporting clause with (advise, propose, recommend, or 
suggest) followed by an -ing clause: 

• The government proposed closing a number of primary schools. 

• The lecturer recommended reading a number of books before the exam. 

■ ^^^^_^^^^_ 

The verbs advise and encourage are followed by -ing when there is no object and to + infinitive. 
Also allow, forbid and recommend. p126 
when there is one. Compare: 

• I'd advise taking more exercise, and • I'd advise you to take more exercise. 


We use a few other verbs with the -ing form (present participle): find, discover, catch, leave, keep. 

These cannot be followed by the bare infinitive: 

I found her looking in my desk 


Try doing something=suggests an experiment. 

Try to do something=attempt 

I regret to say that=l am sorry to say that. p124 

I regret being so rude to her. The speaker looks back to an action that took place in the past. The 

regretting takes place now. 

to stop doing something=finish 

to stop to do something=the reason why we stop 

I like to go for a run before work 

(Describes a regular activity. I like it because I think is a good idea. I may or may not enjoy the 

activity while I am actually doing it.) 

I like going for a run before work. 

(I enjoy the activity of going for a run before work. I may or may not do it regularly.) 

I prefer staying in to going out. not=to stay to go out 

I'd prefer to stay in tonight, (specific occasion) not= staying 

go on to+infinitive=to move to something else 
go on -ing form= to continue 

mean meaning 'intend' takes the infinitive: 

/ mean to get to the top by sunrise. 

mean meaning 'involve' (used only with an impersonal subject) takes the gerund: 

He is determined to get a seat even if it means standing in a queue all night. 

C propose meaning 'intend' usually takes the infinitive: 

I propose to start tomorrow, propose meaning 'suggest' takes the gerund: 

I propose waiting till the police get here. 

Preposition + -ing form: 

• While understanding her problem, I don't know what I can do to help. 

• After spending so much money on the car, I can't afford a holiday. 
We often use this pattern to avoid repeating the subject. Compare: 

• Since moving to London, we haven't had time to go to the theatre, and 

• Since we moved to London, we haven't had time to go to the theatre, (subject repeated) 
Words commonly used in this pattern include after, before, besides, by, in, on, since, through, 
while, with, without. 

We can sometimes use a passive form with being + past participle: 

• Before being changed last year, the speed limit was 70 kph. 

• He went to hospital after being hit on the head with a bottle. 
By. on. in +-ing 

By=The method or means used 

• By working hard, she passed her maths exam. 

• They only survived by eating roots and berries in the forest. 

• By combing through every bit of his paperwork, we've discovered the actual total of his debt is a 
whopping €10,000 euros 

• He opened his speech by replying to the UN statement, by saying: "It is an accepted deal" 
•The USA has failed to live up to its role as global power by not doing enough to defuse tensions. 

ON or UPON=When(time) 

• On returning from Beijing, he wrote to the Chinese embassy. 

• John was the first person I saw on leaving hospital. 

• Upon hearing this she wept - Al oir esto Mora 

• Upon entering the church, take the door on the left - Al entrar en la iglesia, siga por la puerta de 
la izquierda 

ln= as a result of 

• In criticising the painting, I knew I would offend her. 

• In choosing Marco, the party has moved to the left. 

Same thing: 

• Nadal joined the list of tennis greats winning the US open 

• Nadal joined the list of tennis greats in winning the US open 

These are the same: 

In giving the reasons for the Soviet victory, Zhukov made no mention of 
Stalin, who was taken unawares by the Nazi invasion of Russia. 
On giving the reasons for the Soviet victory, Zhukov made no mention of 
Stalin, who was taken unawares by the Nazi invasion of Russia 

We can often use by + -ing or in + -ing with a similar meaning: 

• In/By writing the essay about Spanish culture, I understood the country better. ('In 
writing...' = the result of writing was to understand...; 'By writing...' = the method I used to 
understand the country better was to write...) 

However, compare: 

• By/In standing on the table, John was able to look out of the window. (= the result of the 
chosen method) and 

• In standing (not By...) on the table, John banged his head on the ceiling. (= the result; John 
did not stand on the table in order to bang his head) 

in: when it comes to 

Education is everything in(when it comes to) promoting a society of true fairness. 

through + -ing = method of means used: 
Destabilize the region through providing weapons. 

reason with by + -ing : 

(By) Not having prepared the way, it is inevitable that we are going to have tax increases. 

Same as: 

WITHOUT having prepared the way, it is inevitable that we are going to have tax increases. 

WITH US not having prepared the way, it is inevitable that we are going to have tax increases. 

All the same: 

Without presenting any proof to show otherwise, Pedro's belongings were taken along with 


With Pedro not presenting any proof to show otherwise, his belongings were taken along with 


By not presenting any proof to show otherwise, Pedro's belongings were taken along with Juan's. 

By Pedro not presenting any proof to show otherwise, his belongings were taken along with 


For not presenting any proof to show otherwise, Pedro's belongings were taken along with 


For Pedro not presenting any proof to show otherwise, his belongings were taken along with 


From not presenting any proof to show otherwise, Pedro's belongings were taken along with 


From Pedro not presenting any proof to show otherwise, his belongings were taken along with 


from + -ing = because of, on the basis of 

There are consequences from(for) having immigration. 

for + -ing = because 

She felt better for(from) losing a bit o weight. 

to talk about the purpose of an action: 
for + noun or to-infinitive 

• I'm saving for a new car. 

• I'm saving to buy a new car. 

to talk about the purpose of a thing, 
or to define it: for + -ing 

• This is good for getting rid of headaches. 

• A mouse is a device used for moving the 
cursor around a computer screen. 

to talk about the use a person makes 
of something: to-infinitive 

• She used a heavy book to keep the door open. 

They are all the same : 

While I was working, the children occupied themselves reading and drawing. 
While I was working, the children occupied themselves with reading and drawing. 
While I was working, the children occupied themselves by reading and drawing. 

He won't even trouble himself with filling any application. 
He won't even trouble himself by filling any application. 

Verb + preposition by: 

He began by showing us where the island was and went on to tell us 

about its climate. 

He was punished by being sent to bed without any supper. 

Verb + preposition in: 

help/assist in doing something=help/assist (to) do something 

Same thing: 

It is difficult to keep them up to date 

It is difficult in keeping them up to date 

Verb + preposition on: 

Good riddance: An expression of pleasure on being rid of some annoyance - usually an individual. 


*14 of us are going to Warsaw = There's 14 of us to Warsaw = There's 14 of us going to Warsaw 
*she is struggling to breath. (Being) Unable to diagnose the cause, the team are taking her to 


'There will be some cuts coming = Some cuts will be coming 


*This just coming in (On TV) = Acaba de llegarnos lo siguiente 

*David reporting there = Fue un reportaje de David 

'Turning to football now, Real Madrid... = Pasamos al futbol ahora, Real Madrid... 

*1 00 quid, horse 2 to win = 1 00 libras a que gana el caballo 2. 

'Kicking off the visit, it's football lover Adolf. = Quien empieza la visita es el amante de futbol 


'Finally, trotting in is our German stallion Adolf. = Por ultimo, quien entra al trote es... 

'there's no need for you to apologize 

'he is not the type to be involved with terrorism- El no es de los que se involucran en terrorismo = 

El no es el tipo que se dedica al terrorismo 

*a very precarious situation, following the elections = ...after the elections. 

*19 seasons remaining. = Quedan 19 sesiones 

'That's David arriving (News presenter) = Aquf tienen a David llegando 

'There's David arriving. = David va a llegar, David esta llegando. 

'What could go wrong? Answer: -The pastry not cooking (que la pasta no se cuece = la pasta no 

*l had things going the way I wanted. = La cosas me iban como querfa. 

'What are you doing, scratching so much? = iQue haces que te estas rascando tanto? 

'The past test saw Spain selling billions of bonds. = En la ultima prueba Espana vendio billions of 

'There's me telling him he couldn't touch us. = y yo que le decia que no podia tocarnos. 

'There's me thinking it was red. = y yo que pensaba que era rojo 

'It's there to be won. = Esta para ganarlo 

Cause: 'This guy has stones going after a mark as big as Tony. =...tiene el valor de ir a por 

tiene cojones por ir a por... 


'The time of superpowers bullying small nations has finished. 
* I still got flashbacks of her trying it on with me. 


'Bond concerns rattling markets. "Are" is omitted. 


'Normally they get cracks (what) with being left on a fireplace and the heat cracks = ...entre que 

lo dejan sobre una chimenea y las rajas debidas al calor. 

'That's just being older. = Eso es por ser viejo. = La razbn es por ser ya mayor. 


'That will only happen with honesty and alcohol being taken out of the relationship. =...y si el 

alcohol es eliminado de la relacibn. 


there's serious leadership being taken = serious leadership is being taken 


*That will only happen with honesty and alcohol being taken out of the relationship. ( there must 

first be honesty then alcohol must be removed) 

*That will only happen with honesty and alcohol taken out of the relationship, (could mean you 
want to take both honesty and alcohol out) 

ing= when... 

*The first thing we are supposed to shoot is him diving in the swiming-pool 

'Appearing alongside CIA Director David Petraeus before the Senate Select Committee on 
Intelligence last week, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said of Iran: 
-Al aparcer juto a... 
-Cuando aparecio junto a... 

*l am happy choosing that, or, I am happy to choose that. 



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ONCE: una vez que... 

ONCE: una vez que... 

*With the man arrested, the police officer searches him. 

Taken back to the police station, the man was charged with bodily harm. 

*With the votes cast, david gathers the group to hear the results. 


That's another word lernt = Another word has been lernt. = Otra palabra que he aprendido. 

That's me finished = I am finished. 

*AII jokes aside, that's me spent = todo el dinero que tengo. 

There were mistakes made. = Mistakes were made. 

There won't be a ball kicked. = A ball won't be kicked 

Think of all the lives (that could have been) saved. 


"Left unconscious from the violent mugging, she died in hospital. = Como resultado de quedar 


'Families (are )not said of patients in "death pathway". 


*A lamp with nothing (that is )stuck on it. 

*Soon we'll see the jug sold = Pronto veremos vendido/como se vende el jarro. 

*He's a web designer, but come Sunday he's a cook. =...pero cuando llega el domingo... 

'Community sentencing needs invested in. = Hay que invertir en las sentencias en la comunidad- 
1 need (to be) picked up. 

*l would like that shut away 

It was reported stolen. 


That will only happen with honesty and alcohol being taken out of the relationship. ( there must first 

be honesty then alcohol must be removed) 

That will only happen with honesty and alcohol taken out of the relationship, (could mean you want 
to take both honesty and alcohol out) 

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In headline: 

'Parents to give evidence at the enquiry = Parents are going to give .... Parents have to give... 

No headline: 

They have been released on bail to appear on January = They have been released on bail, and have 

to appear on January = ...y tienen que presentarse en enero. 

The fifth to vote = el quinto que vota 

I quite like having someone else for it to hinge on- en quien dependa 



'especially with two hungry mouths to feed. = especialmente si tienes que... especialmente si hay 


"He's trapped with no route for escaping. = ...y no tiene por donde escapar 

...specially with a new house still to buy = especialmente porque hay que comprar una nueva casa 

With no natural heir to take over the reins, I am worried he might have his sights set on me. = Como 
no tiene un heredero natural que tome las riendas,.... 
Como no hay un heredero que pueda tomar las riendas,... 

=and... immediate action 

They paid thousands only to be left with a dangerous house 

Then he opens some drawers, finding nothing = 

Then he opens some drawers to find nothing = Entonces abre algunos cajones y no encuentra nada. 

= that can be 

There's not an item of furniture to be seen = no se puede ver un mueble to+infinite = infinitive in Spanish. ..+ es +... 

That's the right thing to do = hacerlo es lo correcto 

'there's no need for you to apologize = no hace falta que te disculpes 

*he is not the type to be involved with terrorism- El no es de los que se involucran en terrorismo = El 
no es el tipo que se dedica al terrorismo 

NOUN+TO INFINITIVE= can be... or has to be... 
"It's one to watch = hay que prestarle atencion 


"Italy will remain in recession with its GDP to contract by 0.5%. = y su economia va a contraerse un 



"To see (seing) myself cry got to me 


"though unlikely to be frontrunner, he has stopped for... 

aunque tiene pocas posibilidades de .... 

"here to apply some preassure, it's nurse Debbie = Quien viene a poner algo de presion es la 
enfermera Debbie 

"Putting her in second place, with one house to go. = Lo que la pone en segundo lugar a falta de una 

"There's interest to be earned = Interest can be earned. 

"It is a thing of beauty to look at. = Es una maravilla 

"It will stay for generations to come = durante futuras generaciones. 

"They still got the hardest bit to face. 

"Threre is a lot to do = there is a lot to be done. 

"It's an interesting texture to eat = tiene una textura interesante (para comer) 

"That's just being older. = Eso es por ser viejo. = La razon es por ser ya mayor. 

"The observer who overheard this conversation related it to the FBI on numerous occasions only to 

be ignored each time. 

*A glorious thing to get into auction = Es un objeto maravilloso para llevar a subasta 

*David starts his stake with minutes to spare= ...quedando o restando minutos. 

*With half the elements to come, he blitzes the ingredients. = Quedando la mitad de los 

*We've got the second bit to come. = Nos queda la segunda parte. 

*A sign of things to come. = Una serial de lo que queda. 

"...with just one viewing to go. = mientras solo queda... o quedando solo... 

'(There's a) or (with a) bit of commission (to be taken off) or (to take off). = y hay que quitar un poco 
para la comision 

*She's so desperate for DNA results to prove who her father is. = ...por que los resultados de ADN 

*He told me not to complicate things = me dijo que no complicara las cosas 

There's a strong argument to say he is wrong. 

There's no evidence to suggest he is wrong. 

They have said 30 thousand to come out. = ...que van a salir a la calle 30 mil 

*what I am phoning about is to tell you 

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257 Form and use 

The gerund has exactly the same form as the present participle: 

running, speaking, working etc. 

It can be used in the following ways: 

(a) as subject of a sentence: Dancing bored him. (see 258) 

(b) as complement of a verb: Her hobby is painting. 

(c) after prepositions: He was accused of smuggling. (259) 

(d) after certain verbs (261, 266) 

(e) in noun compounds: a diving board (a board for diving off). The gerund here carries the main 
str ess. (See 16.) 


As already seen in 240 E, either infinitive or gerund can be the subject of a sentence when an action 

is being considered in a general sense. We can say: 

// is easier to read French than to speak it or 

Reading French is easier than speaking it. 

The gerund, like the infinitive (see 240 F), can be the subject of a clause placed after believe, 

consider, discover, expect, find, think, wonder etc. After find we can omit that and the verb be, 

i.e. we can say: 

He found that parking was difficult or 

He found parking difficult. 

But it is safer not to omit be after the other verbs. Note the possible difference between gerund and 

infinitive here : He found parking difficult would mean that he usually/always found it difficult. He found 

it difficult to park could refer to one particular occasion. It could also mean that he always found it 

difficult, but it is more usual to express this idea by a gerund. The gerund is used in short 


No smoking. No waiting. No fishing. 

But these cannot be followed by an object, so prohibitions involving an object are usually expressed 

by an imperative: 

Do not touch these wires. Do not feed the lions. Gerunds are used in the saying Seeing is 


259 Gerunds after prepositions (see also 98) 

d When a verb is placed immediately after a preposition the gerund form must be used: 

What can you do besides typing? 

I have no objection to hearing your story again. 

Touch your toes without bending your knees! 

He is good at diving. She is fond of climbing. 

I'm not keen on gambling. I'm too afraid of losing. 

He was fined for being drunk in charge of a car. 

I'm against saying anything/I'm for saying nothing. 

I'm tired of arguing. I'm fed up waiting, (colloquial) 

This is a tool for opening tins. Do you feel like going out? 

After swimming I felt cold. 

She disapproves of jogging. 

What about leaving it here and collecting it later? 

He is thinking of emigrating. 

I'm sorry for keeping you waiting. 

They escaped by sliding down a rope. 

We had difficulty in finding a parking place. 

You should be ashamed of yourself for behaving so badly. 

In spite of starting late he arrived in time. 

Aren 't you interested in making money? 

There's no point in waiting. 

8 A number of verb + preposition/adverb combinations ('phrasal verbs') take the gerund. The 

most common of these are be for/against, care for, give up, keep on, leave off, look forward to, 

put off, see about, take to. (For go on, see 363.) 

/don't care for standing in queues. 

Eventually the dogs left off barking. 

I am looking forward to meeting her. 

He put off making a decision till he had more information. 

He took to ringing us up in the middle of the night. 

260 The word to 

This word often causes confusion as it can be either (A) a part of an infinitive, or (B) a preposition. 

A to placed after the auxiliary verbs be, have, ought, used and after going (in expressions such 

as ' the be going to form') is part of the infinitive of the following verb and is only added to remind 

students that the preceding verb takes the full infinitive, i.e. the infinitive with to. to is often placed 

after hate, hope, intend, would like/love, mean, plan, try, want and some others (see 247) to 

avoid repetition of an infinitive already mentioned: 

Did you buy cheese? ~ No, I meant to (buy some) but the shop was 


8 Otherwise to placed after a verb will probably be a preposition and will be followed by 

noun/pronoun or gerund. Note these expressions: look forward to, take to, be accustomed to, be 

used to: 

/am looking forward to my holidays/to next weekend/to it. 

I am looking forward to seeing you. 

I am used to heat/hard work/bad food/noise/dust. 

I am used to standing in queues/to it. 

Be careful not to confuse I used to/he used to etc., which expresses a past habit or routine (They 

used to burn coal; now they burn fuel oil only), with I am used to/he is used to etc., which means 7 

am/he is accustomed to/familiar with': 

/ am used to the cold. (It doesn't worry me.) 

He is used to working at night. (He doesn't mind it.) (See 162.) A good way of finding out whether 

a to is a preposition or a part of an infinitive is to see if it is possible to put a noun/pronoun after it. 

For example a noun/pronoun could be placed after I am accustomed to: 

/am accustomed to it/the dark. 

This to therefore is a preposition, and verbs used after to must be gerunds. 

261 Verbs followed by the gerund A The most important of these are: 
admit* keep ( = continue) 

anticipate * loathe 

appreciate mean* (= involve) 

avoid mind ( = object) 

consider* miss 

defer pardon 

delay postpone 

deny* practise 

detest prevent 

dislike propose* (= suggest) 

dread recollect* 

enjoy remember* (= recollect) 

escape resent 

excuse resist 

fancy* (= imagine) risk 

finish save (sb the trouble of) 

forgive stop ( = cease) 

imagine * suggest* 

involve understand* 

'See B. 

The gerund is also used after the expressions can't stand (= endure), can't help (= prevent/avoid), it's 
no use/good and after the adjective worth. 

Other constructions with the above verbs 

Starred verbs can also take that-clauses (see 346). For suggest and propose (= suggest), see 289. 

mean/propose (= intend) take the infinitive (see 269). For hate, like, love, prefer, see 295. For 

other verbs taking gerund or infinitive, see chapter 25. dread + infinitive is used in 'dread to think': / 

dread to think what this will cost. 

C Examples of verb + gerund sentences: 

He admitted taking the money. Avoid over-eating. 

Would you consider selling the property? 

He detests writing letters. 

She dreads getting old. Do you enjoy teaching? 

He narrowly escaped being run over. 

Fancy meeting you! 

Putting in a new window will involve cutting away part of the roof. 

He kept complaining. He didn 't want to risk getting wet. 

If we buy plenty of food now it will save shopping later in the week. 

1 can't understand his/him leaving his wife. 

I couldn 't help laughing. It's no good/use arguing. 
Is there anything here worth buying? 

262 Verbs + possessive adjective/pronoun object + gerund 

A If the verb or verb + preposition is followed directly by the gerund, the gerund refers to the 

subject of the verb: 

Tom insisted on reading the letter. (Tom read it.) But if we put a possessive adjective or pronoun 

before the gerund, the gerund refers to the person denoted by the possessive adjective /pronoun: 

He insisted on Ty/me reading it. (I had to read it.) 

B Useful verbs and expressions which can take either construction are: 






approve/disapprove of 



insist on 



it 's no good/use 

like (negative) 


object to 



there 's no point in 



what's the point of 

He disliked working late. 

He disliked me/Ty working late. 

I object to paying twice for the same thing. 

I object to his/him making private calls on this phone. 

He resented being passed over for promotion. 

He resented my/me being promoted before him. 

(For mind, see 263; for suggest and propose, see 289.) 

C excuse, forgive, pardon and prevent are not followed directly by the gerund but take either 

possessive adjective/pronoun + gerund or pronoun + preposition + gerund: 

Forgive Ty/me ringing you up so early. 

Forgive me for ringing you up so early. 

You can't prevent his/him spending his own money. 

You can't prevent him from spending his own money, appreciate usually requires a possessive 

adjective or passive gerund: 

I appreciate your giving me so much of your time. 

I appreciate being given this opportunity. 

D Possessive adjective and pronoun object compared 

In formal English the possessive adjective is used with the gerund. But 

in informal English we very often use the pronoun. The student 

therefore has a choice of forms, but is recommended to use the 


With stop meaning 'prevent' the pronoun is more usual than the 

possessive adjective: 

/can't stop him writing to the papers. 

E Nouns with gerunds 

In very formal English the possessive case is used: 

/do not remember my mother's complaining about it. But it is much more usual to omit the 's: 

/don't remember my mother complaining. 

263 The verb mind 

A This verb is used chiefly in the interrogative and negative: Would you mind waiting a moment? I 

don't mind walking. 

B It can be followed directly by a gerund, or by a noun/pronoun or possessive adjective + gerund: 

/don't mind living here. (I live here and don't object to it.) 

/don't mind his/him living here. (He lives here and I don't object 

to this./l don't object to his/him living here.) 

He didn't mind leaving home. (He left home quite happily.) 

He didn't mind Ann leaving home. (Ann left home and he was quite 

happy about it. See 262 E for case of noun.) 

C would you mind? is one of the most usual ways of making a request: Would you mind not 

smoking? (Please don't smoke.) Would you mind moving your car? (Please move it.) 

Note the change of meaning when a possessive adjective precedes the 


Would you mind my moving your car? = 

Would you object if I moved your car? (This is not a request but a 

polite query.) 

Do you mind if I move it? is a possible alternative to Would you mind my moving it? but Do you mind 

my moving it? may mean that the action has already started. 

D mind can never be followed by an infinitive. 

E The personal pronoun object can be used with gerunds instead of a possessive adjective (see 

262 D). 

264 The perfect gerund (having worked, having spoken etc.) 

This can be used instead of the present form of the gerund (working, speaking etc.) when we are 

referring to a past action: 

He was accused of deserting his ship or 

He was accused of having deserted his ship. The perfect gerund is fairly usual after deny: 

He denied having been there. Otherwise the present form is much the more usual. 

265 The passive gerund 

Present: being written Perfect: having been written 

He was punished by being sent to bed without any supper. 

I remember being taken to Paris as a small child. 

The safe showed no signs of having been touched. 

25 Infinitive and gerund constructions 

266 Verbs which may take either infinitive or gerund 
advise (see 267) need (267) 

agree (269) permit (267) 

allow (267) prefer (295) 

begin (267) propose (269) 

can/could bear (267) recommend (267) 
cease (267) regret (268) 

continue (267) remember (268) 

forget (268) require (267) 

hate (295) start (267) 

intend (267) stop (270 B) 

like (295) try (270 C) 

love (295) used to (270 D) 

mean (269) want (267) 

Note also be ashamed (of)/afraid (of)fsorry (for), 271; care (for), 294, 295; go on, 270. 

267 Verbs taking infinitive or gerund without change of meaning 
A begin, start, continue, cease 

B can't bear 

C intend 

D advise, allow, permit, recommend 

E it needs/requires/wants 

A With begin, start, continue, cease either infinitive or gerund may be used without any 

difference in meaning, but the infinitive is more usual with verbs of knowing and understanding and 

the verb matter: 

/began working./l began to work. 

He continued living/to live above the shop. But: 

/am beginning to understand/see/realize why he acted as he did. 

It ceased to matter whether or not he sold his work. 

She never ceased complaining/to complain about prices. 

B After can/could bear (chiefly used in the negative) either gerund or infinitive can be used: / 

can't bear waiting/to wait; but when the infinitive refers to a deliberate action the expression implies 

that the subject's feelings prevented) him from performing the action: /couldn't bear to tell him. (so I 


C After intend, an infinitive: 

I intend to sell it is more usual than a gerund: 

/intend selling it. 

The infinitive is necessary when we have intend + object. This is found only in formal English: 

/intend him to take over the department. 

D With advise, allow, permit, recommend 

If the person concerned is mentioned we use the infinitive: He advised me to apply at once. She 

recommends housewives to buy the big tins. They don't allow us to park here. 

But if this person is not mentioned, the gerund is used: He advised applying at once. She 

recommends buying the big tins. They don't allow parking. 

The gerund after allow and permit cannot have an object, so if we want an allow/permit + verb + 

object construction, we must use the infinitive and mention the person concerned: 

They allowed their tenants to use the garage. 

E it needs/requires/wants can be followed either by the gerund or by the passive infinitive, the 

gerund being the more usual: The grass wants cutting or The grass needs to be cut. 

268 regret, remember, forget 

A regret, remember, forget are used with a gerund when the action expressed by the gerund is 

the earlier action: / regret spending so much money = I'm sorry I spent so much money, (spending is 

the first action, regret 

is the second.) 

I remember reading about the earthquake, in the papers, (reading Is 

the first action, remember is the second.) remember can be followed by possessive adjective/object 

+ gerund: 

/remember his/him telling me about it. 

I remember my father('s) telling me about it. 

forget + gerund is possible only when forget is in the negative. It is often used after will never 


I'll never forget waiting for bombs to fall = I'll always remember waiting for bombs to fall. 

B When regret, remember, forget themselves express the earlier action they are followed by an 


/regret to say that you have failed your exam, (regret is the first 

action, to say is the second.) 

regret here is normally followed by a verb such as say, inform, tell. It is normally used only in the 

present tense, remember can be used in any tense: 

I'll remember to ring Bill, (remember is the earlier action.) forget is used similarly: 

/often forget to sign my cheques. 

I remembered to lock/I didn't forget to lock the door. (I locked it.) Conversely: 

/didn't remember/I forgot to lock it. (I didn't lock it.) 

C regret, remember, forget can also be followed by a noun/pronoun or a that-clause. 

remember and forget can also be followed by noun clauses beginning how, why, when, where, who 


I can't remember when I saw him last. I've forgotten where I put it. 

269 agree/agree to, mean, propose 
A agree and agree to (preposition) 

agree takes the infinitive. It is the opposite of refuse + infinitive: 

When I asked them to wait, Tom agreed to wait a week but Bill 

refused to wait another day. 

agree cannot take a noun/pronoun object. The opposite of refuse + object is accept + object: 

He refused any reward. She accepted the post, agree to (preposition) can be followed by 

possessive adjective + gerund: 

He agreed to my leaving early on Friday. (I asked if I could leave 

early on Friday and he said that I could. The opposite here would 

be He ivouldn 't agree to my leaving early etc.) agree to can be followed by noun/pronoun object: 

He agreed to the change of plan/to this/to that. 

B mean meaning 'intend' takes the infinitive: 

/mean to get to the top by sunrise. 

mean meaning 'involve' (used only with an impersonal subject) takes the gerund: 

He is determined to get a seat even if it means standing in a queue all night. 

C propose meaning 'intend' usually takes the infinitive: 

I propose to start tomorrow, propose meaning 'suggest' takes the gerund: 

I propose waiting till the police get here. (For propose + that . . . should, see 289.) 

270 go on, stop, try, used (to) 

A goon = 'continue' and is normally followed by a gerund. But it is used with an infinitive, usually of 

a verb like explain, talk, tell, when the speaker continues talking about the same topic but 

introduces a new aspect of it: 

He began by showing us where the island was and went on to tell us 

about its climate. 

Compare He went on talking about his accident, which implies that he had been talking about it 

before, with He went on to talk about his accident, which implies that he had been speaking perhaps 

about himself or his journey but that the accident was being introduced for the first time. 

B stop (= cease) is followed by the gerund: Stop talking. It can be followed by object + gerund: 

/can't stop him talking to the press. 

A possessive adjective would be possible here but is very seldom used, stop (= halt) can be 

followed by an infinitive of purpose: 

I stopped to ask the way. (I stopped in order to ask the way.) 

C try usually means 'attempt' and is followed by the infinitive: 

They tried to put wire netting all round the garden. (They attempted to do this.) 

The sentence doesn't tell us whether they succeeded or not. try can also mean 'make the 

experiment' and is then followed by the gerund: 

They tried putting wire netting all round the garden. This means that they put wire netting round the 

garden to see if it would solve their problem (presumably they were trying to keep out rabbits and 

foxes). We know that they succeeded in performing the main action; what we don't know is whether 

this action had the desired effect, i.e. kept the foxes out. 

D Subject + used + infinitive expresses a past habit or routine: 

/ used to swim all the year round. (At one time I swam all the year round.) (See 162.) 

But subject + be/become/get + used + to (preposition) is followed by noun or pronoun or gerund 

and means 'be/become/get accustomed (to)': 

I am used to heat/to living in a hot climate. (I have lived in a hot climate for some time so I don't 

mind it.) (See 163.) 

271 be afraid (of), be sorry (for), be ashamed (of) 
A be afraid of + gerund or gerund + noun/pronoun 

Here the gerund usually expresses an action which the subject fears may happen. It is normally an 

involuntary action: 

He never swam far out. He was afraid of getting cramp. 

She avoids lonely streets. She is afraid of being mugged. 

She didn't tell him because she was afraid of upsetting him. be afraid + infinitive means that the 

subject is/was etc. too frightened to perform the action. This is obviously a deliberate action: 

He was afraid to jump, (so he didn't jump) 

She was afraid to protest, (so she kept quiet) 

be afraid can also be followed by a that-clause. This can express a fear: 

I'm afraid (that) he'll blame me for this. 

But, especially in the first person, it can express (usually fairly mild) regret: 

I'm afraid (that) we haven't any tickets left. (For I'm afraid so/not, see 347.) 

B be sorry for + gerund means 'apologize/regret'. The gerund usually refers to a previous action 

but can refer to an immediately following action: 

I'm sorry for making such a noise last night. 

I'm sorry for disturbing you. (now) But I'm sorry to disturb you would be more usual here, be sorry + 

infinitive can express regret or sadness: 

I'm sorry to hear that you've been ill. (See also 26 F.) When the action expressed by the infinitive 

is involuntary, the two actions are almost simultaneous: 

/was sorry to see him looking so ill. (When I saw him ... I was 


When the infinitive refers to a deliberate action, be sorry is the earlier of the two actions and is then 

very similar to regret (see 268 B): 

I'm sorry to inform you that there has been an accident, be sorry that ... is also possible. Note that 

I'm sorry that usually expresses genuine regret, but that with I'm sorry to say that or I'm afraid that 

the regret may be very faint, even perfunctory. 

C be ashamed of + gerund or be ashamed of yourself etc. for + gerund The gerund here refers 

to a previous action: 

You should be ashamed of lying to him or 

You should be ashamed of yourself for lying to him. In be ashamed + infinitive, the infinitive usually 

refers to a subsequent action: 

I'm ashamed to tell you what this carpet cost. 

would be ashamed + infinitive often implies that the subject's feelings (will) prevent him from 

performing the action: 

I'd be ashamed to ask for help, (so I won't/wouldn't ask) 

26 The participles 

272 The present (or active) participle 
A Form 

The infinitive + ing, e.g. working, loving, sitting. 
B Use 

1 To form the continuous tenses (see 164, 178 etc.): 
He is working. You 've been dreaming. 

2 As adjectives (see 17): 
running water floating wreckage 
dripping taps leaking pipes 

Here there is equal stress on participle and noun. Compare with gerund + noun combinations (see 

3 After have + object (see 121): 
He had me swimming in a week. 

We have people standing on our steps all day. 
I won't have him cleaning his bike in the kitchen. 

4 A present participle can sometimes replace a relative pronoun + verb (see 77): 
a map that marks/marked political boundaries = 

a map marking political boundaries 
people who wish/wished to visit the caves = 
people wishing to visit the caves 
children who need/needed medical attention = 
children needing medical attention 

5 Present participles/participle phrases such as adding/pointing out/ reminding/warning can 
introduce statements in indirect speech: 

He told me to start early, reminding me that the roads would be crowded. (See 324 C.) 
The above uses have already been dealt with. The present participle can also be used: 

6 After verbs of sensation (see 273). 

7 After catch/find/leave + object (see 274). 

8 After go, come, spend, waste, be busy (see 275). 

9 Present participles can sometimes replace subject + verb in other main or subordinate clauses 
other than those mentioned above (see 276-7). 

273 Present participle after verbs of sensation 

A The basic verbs of sensation see, hear, feel, smell, and the verbs listen (to), notice and watch 

can be followed by object + present participle: 

/see him passing my house every day. 

Didn 't you hear the clock striking? 

I felt the car skidding. 

She smelt something burning and saw smoke rising. 

I watched them rehearsing the play. 

The action in the present participle may be either complete or incomplete: /saw him changing the 

wheel could mean that I watched the whole action or that I saw only part of it. 

B see, hear, feel and sometimes listen (to), notice and watch can 

also be followed by object + bare infinitive: 

We saw him leave the house. 

I heard him make arrangements for his journey. 

The infinitive implies that the action is complete, /saw him change the wheel means that I saw the 

whole action. 

C Comparison of the two forms 

The participle is the more generally useful as it can express both complete and incomplete actions. 

But the infinitive is useful when we want to emphasize that the action is complete. It is also neater 

than the participle when there is a succession of actions: 

/saw him enter the room, unlock a drawer, take out a document, 

photograph it and put it back. 

D In the passive the full infinitive is used after verbs of the senses: He was heard to say that the 

minister had been bribed. 

274 catch, find, leave + object + present participle 
A catch/find: 

/caught them stealing my apples. (I found them doing this.) 

If she catches you reading her diary, she'll be furious. The action expressed by the participle is 

always one which displeases the subject. With find there is no feeling of displeasure: 

I found him standing at the door = 

I saw him standing/He was standing at the door when I arrived. With find the object could be 


He found a tree lying across the road. 

B leave can be used with a participle: / left him talking to Bob = He was talking to Bob when I left. 

275 go, come, spend, waste, be busy 
A go and come 

go and come can be followed by the participles of verbs of physical activity and the verb shop: 

They are going riding/skiing/sailing. 

Come dancing. I'm going shopping this afternoon. (Forgo and come followed by infinitives of 

purpose, see 335.) 

B spend/waste + an expression of time or money + present participle: He spends two hours (a 

day) travelling. He doesn 't spend much time preparing his lessons. We wasted a whole afternoon 

trying to repair the car. He spent a lot of money modernizing the house. 

C be busy + present participle: She is/was busy packing. 

276 A present participle phrase replacing a main clause 

The participle constructions in A and B below are chiefly used in written English. 

A When two actions by the same subject occur simultaneously it is usually possible to express 

one of them by a present participle. The participle can be before or after the finite verb: 

He rode away. He whistled as he went. = He rode away whistling. He holds the rope with one hand 

and stretches out the other to the boy in the water = Holding, the rope with one hand, he stretches 


B When one action is immediately followed by another by the same 

subject the first action can often be expressed by a present participle. The participle must be placed 


He opened the drawer and took out a revolver = Opening the drawer he took out a revolver. She 

raised the trapdoor and pointed to a flight of steps = Raising the trapdoor she pointed to a flight of 

steps. We take off our shoes and creep cautiously along the passage = Taking off our shoes we 

creep cautiously along the passage. It would seem more logical here to use the perfect participle 

and say Having opened. Having raised. Having taken off, but this is not necessary except when the 

use of the present participle might lead to ambiguity. Eating his dinner he rushed out of the house 

would give the impression that he left the house with his plate in his hand. Here, therefore, it would 

be better to say Having eaten his dinner . . . 

C When the second action forms part of the first, or is a result of it. we can express the second 

action by a present participle : She went out, slamming the door. He fired, wounding one of the 


I fell, striking my head against the door and cutting it. (Here we have three actions, the last two 

expressed by participles.) 

The participle need not necessarily have the same subject as the first verb: 

The plane crashed, its bombs exploding as it hit the ground. 

277 A present participle phrase replacing a subordinate clause 
These constructions are chiefly found in written English. 

The present participle can replace as/since/because + subject + 

verb, i.e. it can help to explain the action which follows: 

Knowing that he wouldn't be able to buy food on his journey he took 

large supplies with him = As he knew etc. 

Fearing that the police would recognize him he never went out in 

daylight = As he feared etc. 

Note that being at the beginning of a sentence will normally mean 'as he is/as he was': 

Being a student he was naturally interested in museums = 

Because/As he was a student etc. It could not mean 'while he was a student". 

The subject of the participle need not be the same as the subject of the following verb: 

The day being fine, we decided to go swimming. 

In cases like this the participle must follow its noun/pronoun. Being fine the day, we decided ... is 

incorrect, but Being athletic, Tom found the climb quite easy is all right, as Tom is the subject of 

both the participle and the following verb. It is possible to use two or more participles, one after the 


Realizing that he hadn 't enough money and not wanting to borrow 

from his father, he decided to pawn his watch. 

Not knowing the language and having no friends in the town, he 

found it hard to get work. 

278 The perfect participle (active) 
A Form 

having + past participle, e.g. having done, having seen. 

B Use 

The perfect participle can be used instead of the present participle in sentences of the type shown in 

276 B (i.e. where one action is immediately followed by another with the same subject): 

Tying one end of the rope to his bed, he threw the other end out of the 

window = 

Having tied one end of the rope to his bed, he threw the other end out 

of the window. 

The perfect participle emphasizes that the first action is complete before the second one starts, but 

is not normally necessary in combinations of this kind, except when the use of the present participle 

might lead to confusion. Reading the instructions, he snatched up the fire 

extinguisher might give the impression that the two actions were simultaneous. Here, therefore, the 

perfect participle would be better: 

Having read the instructions, he snatched up the fire extinguisher. The perfect participle is, however, 

necessary when there is an interval of time between the two actions: 

Having failed twice, he didn't want to try again. It is also used when the first action covered a period 

of time: 

Having been his own boss for such a long time, he found it hard to 

accept orders from another. 


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Background: Goebbels began a weekly newspaper called Das Reich in 1940. He generally wrote the 
lead article each week, in which he took special pride. Goebbels' anti-Semitism was more "refined" 
than Julius Streicher's, but as this essay shows he was more than able to produce vehement attacks on 
the Jews. 

This essay is dated 16 November 1941. All Jews in Germany had recently been required to wear the 
yellow star in public, and the Holocaust was beginning. In this article, Goebbels made it clear that the 
future of the Jews in Germany was over. Anyone sympathetic to the Jews would be punished. This 
article, like most of Goebbels's lead articles, was read over the radio. Howard K. Smith's book Last 
Train from Berlin asserts that all Germans got copies of the article with their montly ration cards (p. 

The source: "Die Juden sind schuld!" Das eherne Herz (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1943), 
pp. 85-91. 

The Jews are Guilty! 

by Joseph Goebbels 

The historic responsibility of world Jewry for the outbreak and widening of this war has been proven 
so clearly that it does not need to be talked about any further. The Jews wanted war, and now they 
have it. But the Fiihrer's prophecy of 30 January 1939 to the German Reichstag is also being fulfilled: 
If international finance Jewry should succeed in plunging the world into war once again, the result 
will be not the Bolshevization of the world and thereby the victory of the Jews, but rather the 
destruction of the Jewish race in Europe. 

We are seeing the fulfillment of the prophecy. The Jews are receiving a penalty that is certainly hard, 
but more than deserved. World Jewry erred in adding up the forces available to it for this war, and 
now is gradually experiencing the destructon that it planned for us, and would have carried out 
without a second thought if it had possessed the ability. It is perishing according its own law: "An eye 
for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." 

Every Jew is our enemy in this historic struggle, regardless of whether he vegetates in a Polish ghetto 
or carries on his parasitic existence in Berlin or Hamburg or blows the trumpets of war in New York 
or Washington. All Jews by virtue of their birth and their race are part of an international conspiracy 
against National Socialist Germany. They want its defeat and annihilation, and do all in their power to 
bring it about. That they can do nothing inside the Reich is hardly a sign of their loyalty, but rather of 
the appropriate measures we took against them. 

One of these measures is the institution of the yellow star that each Jew must wear. We wanted to 
make them visible as Jews, particularly if they made even the least attempt to harm the German 

community. It is a remarkably humane measure on our part, a hygienic and prophylactic measure to 
be sure that the Jew cannot infiltrate our ranks unseen to sow discord. 

As the Jews first appeared several weeks ago on the streets of Berlin graced with their Jewish star, the 
initial reaction of the citizens of the Reich capital was surprise. Only a few knew that there were still 
so many Jews in Berlin. Everyone suddenly found someone in the neighborhood who seemed like a 
harmless fellow citizen, who perhaps complained or criticized a bit more than normal, and whom no 
one had thought to be a Jew. He had concealed himself, mimicked his surroundings, adopting the 
color of the background, adjusted to the environment, in order to wait for the proper moment. Who 
among us had any idea that the enemy was beside him, that a silent or clever auditor was attending to 
conversations on the street, in the subway, or in the lines outside cigarette shops? There are Jews one 
cannot recognize by external signs. These are the most dangerous. It always happens that when we 
take some measure against the Jews, English or American newspapers report it the next day. Even 
today the Jews still have secret connections to our enemies abroad and use these not only in their own 
cause, but in all military matters of the Reich as well. The enemy is in our midst. What makes more 
sense than to at least make this plainly visible to our citizens? 

In the first days after the introduction of the Jewish star, newspaper sales in Berlin went through the 
roof. Each Jew on the street bought a newspaper to conceal his mark of Cain. As this was banned, one 
began to see Jews on the streets of the west side of Berlin in the company of non- Jewish foreigners. 
These Jewish lackeys actually should wear the Jewish star themselves. The excuse they give for their 
provocative conduct is always the same: the Jews are after all human beings too. We never denied 
that, just as we never denied the humanity of murders, child rapists, thieves and pimps, though we 
never felt the need to parade down the Kurfurstendamm with them! Every Jew is a decent Jew who 
has found a dumb and ignorant goy who thinks him decent! As if that were a reason to give Jews a 
kind of honorable escort. What nonsense. 

The Jews gradually are having to depend more and more on themselves, and have recently found a 
new trick. They knew the good-natured German Michael in us, always ready to shed sentimental tears 
for the injustice done to them. One suddenly has the impression that the Berlin Jewish population 
consists only of little babies whose childish helplessness might move us, or else fragile old ladies. The 
Jews send out the pitiable. They may confuse some harmless souls for a while, but not us. We know 
exactly what the situation is. 

For their sake alone we must win the war. If we lose it, these harmless-looking Jewish chaps would 
suddenly become raging wolves. They would attack our women and children to carry out revenge. 
There are enough examples in history. That is what they did in Bessarabia and the Baltic states when 
Bolshevism marched in, even though neither the people nor their governments had done anything to 
them. There is no turning back in our battle against the Jews — even if we wanted to, which we do 
not. The Jews must be removed from the German community, for they endanger our national unity. 

That is an elementary principle of racial, national, and social hygiene. They will never give us rest. If 
they could, they would drive one nation after another into war against us. Who cares about their 
difficulties, they who only want to force the world to accept their bloody financial domination? The 
Jews are a parasitic race that feeds like a foul fungus on the cultures of healthy but ignorant peoples. 
There is only one effective measure: cut them out. 

How stupid and thoughtless are the arguments of the backward friends of the Jews in the face of a 
problem that has occupied mankind for millennia! How they would gape if they could ever see their 
dear Jews in power! But that would be too late.That is why it is the duty of a national leadership to 
take all necessary measures to keep such a thing from happening. There are differences between 

people just as there are differences between animals. Some people are good, others bad. The same is 
true of animals. The fact that the Jew still lives among us is no proof that he belongs among us, just as 
a flea is not a household pet simply because it lives in a house. When Mr. Bramsig or Mrs. Knoterich 
feel pity for an old woman wearing the Jewish star, they should also remember that a distant nephew 
of this old woman by the name of Nathan Kaufmann sits in New York and has prepared a plan by 
which all Germans under the age of 60 will be sterilized. They should recall that a son of her distant 
uncle is a warmonger named Baruch or Morgenthau or Untermayer who stands behind Mr. Roosevelt, 
driving him to war, and that if they succeed, a fine but ignorant U.S. soldier may one day shoot dead 
the only son of Mr. Bramsig or Mrs. Knoterich. It will all be for the benefit of Jewry, to which this 
old woman also belongs, no matter how fragile and pitiable she may seem. 

If we Germans have a fateful flaw in our national character, it is forgetfulness. This failing speaks 
well of our human decency and generosity, but not always for our political wisdom or intelligence. 
We think everyone else as is good natured as we are. The French threatened to dismember the Reich 
during the winter of 1939/40, saying that we and our families would have to stand in lines before their 
field kitchens to get something warm to eat. Our army defeated France in six weeks, after which we 
saw German soldiers giving bread and sausages to hungry French women and children, and gasoline 
to refugees from Paris to enable them to return home as soon as possible, there to spread at least some 
of their hatred against the Reich. 

That's how we Germans are. Our national virtue is our national weakness. We do not want to change 
all that much, and as long as our world-famed good nature does no great harm, why should we? 
Klopstock gave us some good advice, however: don't be too good natured, since our enemies are not 
noble enough to overlook our mistakes. 

If this advice applies anywhere, it apples to our relations with the Jews. Carelessness here is not only 
a weakness, it is disregard of duty and a crime against the security of the state. The Jews long for one 
thing: to reward our foolishness with bloodshed and terror. It must never come to that. One of the 
most effective defenses is an unforgiving, cold hardness against the destroyers of our people, against 
the instigators of the war, against those who would benefit if we lose, and therefore also against the 
victims, if we win. 

Therefore, we must say again and yet again: 

1 . The Jews are our destruction. They started this war and direct it. They want to destroy the German 
Reich and our people. This plan must be blocked. 

2. There are no distinctions between Jews. Each Jew is a sworn enemy of the German people. If he 
does not make his hostility plain, it is only from cowardice and slyness, not because he loves us. 

3. The Jews are to blame for each German soldier who falls in this war. They have him on their 
conscience, and must also pay for it. 

4. If someone wears the Jewish star, he is an enemy of the people. Anyone who deals with him is the 
same as a Jew and must be treated accordingly. He earns the contempt of the entire people, for he is a 
craven coward who leaves them in the lurch to stand by the enemy. 

5. The Jews enjoy the protection of our enemies. That is all the proof we need to show how harmful 
they are for our people. 

6. The Jews are the enemy's agents among us. He who stands by them aids the enemy. 

7. The Jews have no right to claim equality with us. If they wish to speak on the streets, in lines 
outside shops or in public transportation, they should be ignored, not only because their are simply 
wrong, but because they are Jews who have no right to a voice in the community. 

8. If the Jews appeal to your sentimentality, realize that they are hoping for your forgetfulness, and let 
them know that you see through them and hold them in contempt. 

9. A decent enemy will deserve our generosity after we have won. The Jew however is not a decent 
enemy, though he tries to seem so. 

10. The Jews are responsible for the war. The treatment they receive from us is hardly unjust. They 
have deserved it all. 

It is the job of the government to deal with them. No one has the right to act on his own, but each has 
the duty to support the state's measures against the Jews, to defend them with others, and to avoid 
being misled by any Jewish tricks. 

The security of the state requires that of us all. 

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Background: In this article dated 9 May 1943, Goebbels again takes up the Jews. Given what we 
know now, his threats have grim significance. The article set the tone for a major anti-Semitic 
campaign. Nazi propagandists were told to look to this article for a model of how to spread anti- 

The article had more impact that Goebbels expected, or at least that is what he claimed. In his diary 
entry for 8 May 1943, he wrote: "Contrary to expectations, my article 'The War and the Jews' had 
a big impact in neutral countries. I expected that the Jews would attempt to kill it by silence. That 
did not happen. It has been cited to an astonishing extent. Either the Jews are dumb enough to give 
the article broad circulation, or else there are concealed opponents of the Jews in the editorial 
offices who are glad to make use of my anti-Semitic arguments." 

The source: "Der Krieg und die Juden," Der steile Aufstieg (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., 
1944), pp. 263-270. 

The War and the Jews 

by Joseph Goebbels 

The naivete, not to mention ignorance, with which certain European circles see the Jewish 
Question in the fourth year of this gigantic struggle is astonishing. They cannot or will not see that 
this war is a war of the Jewish race and its subject people against Western culture and civilization. 
Everything that we Germans and Europeans, defenders of the principle of a moral world order, 
hold dear is at risk. The above-mentioned circles are too inclined to see the Jewish Question as a 
humanitarian issue. They make their judgments on the feelings of the moment rather than on the 
knowledge and insight resulting from clear and calm reason. It is clear that if during this war we 
show the least weakening of our determination to resolve the Jewish Question, the result will be 
the gravest danger to our people and Reich and all of Europe. 

Jewry wanted this war. Whether one looks to the plutocratic or the bolshevist side of the enemy 
camp, one sees Jews standing in the foreground as instigators, rabble-rousers and slave drivers. 
They organize the enemy's war economy and encourage plans to exterminate and destroy the Axis 
— I powers. England and the USA recruit from among them bloodthirsty and 
vengeful agitators and political lunatics, and they are the source of the terror 
commissars of the GPU. They are the mortar that holds the enemy coalition 
together. In the National Socialist Reich, they see a power that resists their drive 
for world domination both militarily and intellectually. That explains their rage 
and deep hatred. Do not think that the Old Testament tirades of their newspapers 
and radio are merely political propaganda. They would carry it all out to the 
letter, should they have the opportunity. 


Our state's security requires that we take whatever measures seem necessary to protect the German 
community from their threat. That leads to some difficult decisions, but they are unavoidable if we 
are to deal with the threat. This war is a racial war. The Jews started it and they direct it. Their goal 
to destroy and exterminate our people. We are the only force standing between Jewry and world 
domination. If the Axis powers lose the war in Europe, no power on earth could save Europe from 
the Jewish-Bolshevist flood. It may seem surprising that such a small minority possesses such great 
power and is such a deadly danger. But it is so. International Jewry uses certain criminal methods 
to gain world domination that are not evident to uneducated nations. The same is true in private 
life. The Jews do not enjoy economic success because they are more intelligent than non-Jews, but 
rather because they follow a different moral code. They attempt to conceal their methods for as 
long as possible, until it is too late for the affected nation to defend itself. Then it takes a revolution 
to dislodge them. We know how difficult and tiresome that is. 

We constantly hear news that anti-Semitism is increasing in enemy nations. The charges being 
made against the Jews are the same ones that were made here. Anti-Semitism in enemy nations is 
not the result of anti-Semitic propaganda, since Jewry fights that strongly. In the Soviet Union, it 
receives the death penalty. Jewry does all it can to oppose anti-Semitism. The word Jew itself, for 
example, is hardly to be found in the otherwise so talkative English and USA newspapers, not to 
mention the Bolshevist press. Still, anti- Jewish attitudes are growing among the enemy public. This 
is an entirely natural reaction to the Jewish danger on the part of the affected peoples. In the long 
run, it does the Jews no good to plead in parliament and the newspapers for tougher laws against 
anti-Semitism, or to haul out the highest secular and spiritual dignitaries, among them naturally the 
Archbishop of Canterbury, to say a good word for the poor innocent persecuted Jews. They did that 
in Germany before 1933 too, but the National Socialist revolution took place nonetheless. 

None of the Fuhrer's prophetic words has come so inevitably true as his prediction that if Jewry 
succeeded in provoking a second world war, the result would be not the destruction of the Aryan 
race, but rather the wiping out of the Jewish race. This process is of vast importance, and will have 
unforeseeable consequences that will require time. But it can no longer be halted. It must only be 
guided in the right direction. One must also be sure to strike the weapon of public deception from 
Jewry's hands, which it is desperately using to save its skin. One can already see that in the face of 
approaching catastrophe the Jews are shrinking into the background. They send their pet Goy to the 
fore. It will not be long before they will not want to do it any longer, and wash their hands in 

As one has to grant, we have some experience in these matters, and are taking action to be sure 
they do not succeed. The Jews will have to answer for their countless crimes against the happiness 
and peace of mankind, and one day the whole world will give them the penalty that they are 
suffering today in Germany. We speak without resentment. The time is too grave to spin naive 
plans of revenge. This is a world problem of the first order that can be solved by the present 
generation, and must be solved by them. Sentimental considerations have no part here. We see 
Jewry as the embodiment of a general world decline. Either we will break this danger, or the 
peoples of the world will break under it. 

No one should say that winners are boastful. At present, we are the victors only in our own nation. 
Our victory at home, however, drew upon us the diabolic hatred of World Jewry, whose advance 
members the Jews still with us see themselves as. They want to see the Axis powers defeated, for 
that is the only way for them to regain their old privileges. It makes sense for us to secure our rear 
so that we can continue the battle before us with full energy and enthusiasm. When dealing with 
the Jews there are only two choices: to surrender to them or to fight them. We have chosen the 

latter. As our enemy attacks without mercy, so do we. The future will prove who is right. 
Developments to far, however, seem to be more in our favor than the enemy's. Opposition to the 
Jews, not friendship with them, is growing around the world. We are convinced that at the end of 
the war, Jewry will face a humanity that fully understands the Jewish Question. 

Recently a leading London newspaper, which is wholly under Jewish control, printed an article that 
wondered at the alarming increase in anti-Semitism. It received many letters in response, and had 
to admit that only a tiny percentage took the Jewish side. The pro-Semitic letters, though the 
newspaper did not say this, probably were written by the Jews themselves. The others made the 
strongest attacks on Jewry, and the readership forced the paper to print some of them. They 
included all the insults one could hope for. This anti-Semitism is not racially grounded, and its 
roots are not at all clear, but one may still establish with some satisfaction that healthy popular 
instincts are beginning to manifest themselves even in enemy nations, Things are not much 
different in the United States. One of the letters encouraged the newspaper to send reporters to 
streetcars and trains. There they would hear numerous opinions about the Jews that deserved more 
than ironic dismissal. 

That is the way it normally begins. The Jews in England are reacting in the usual ways. First they 
look injured and unjustly persecuted. In the synagogues, the rabbis encourage people to be more 
careful in public, and to avoid provocative behavior. Then they rent a few respected, but buyable 
leaders from society, business or religious life to make their case. Their well-paid job is to 
condemn anti-Semitism as a cultural disgrace that is the result of enemy propaganda. They call for 
stronger laws against it. The poor Jews whine in public about everything they have done for the 
country, what wonderful and patriotic citizens they have always been and will continue to be, the 
important offices they hold, etc. The innocent citizen is persuaded by a flood of words that he must 
have been mistaken in always seeing Jews behind all major political or economic crimes. Soon 
they find some high church leader who is ready to condemn anti-Semitism as anti-Christian. By the 
end, not the Jews, but their enemies are responsible for every national misfortune. Then the game 
starts all over again. 

One has to grant that extraordinarily clever tactics are being used, and that it takes some 
intelligence or sound instincts to see behind the Jewish facade. But here, too, the jug carries water 
until it breaks. International Jewry's attack on the culture and moral order of the world is cleverly 
concealed, but not cleverly enough so that it cannot be seen through. One must keep at their heels, 
and give them no rest when they begin to tire. They are virtuosos at the art of transformation. They 
can appear in a thousand forms, yet are always the same. If one has caught them, they claim 
injured innocence and send their guard of pity on ahead to beg for mercy. But if one extends them 
even a finger of pity, they chop the whole hand off. They must therefore be kept in the fear of the 

We know that they hate us from the depths of their souls. We take pleasure in their hatred. There is 
nothing that they would not do to us if they had the power. We cannot therefore give them even the 
slightest bit of power. More than that, it is our duty to tell the world of their nature and their 
depravity. We must again and again prove their sick role in beginning and carry on this war. We 
must attack them incessantly, accuse them without pity of the crimes of which they are guilty, until 
the nations begin to wake up. That may take a long time, but it is worth it. We are dealing with the 
most dangerous enemy that ever threatened the life, freedom, and dignity of humanity. There can 
be no mercy. We have pity only for the countless millions of our own people and those of other 
European nations who will be given over to the hate and destructive will of this devilish race if we 
become weak and give up the battle. Those Philistines who today are so eager to protect the Jews 

would be their first victims. 

We must all keep alert. We must be on guard against the insidious cleverness of the international 
world enemy. In the depths of his soul, he realizes that this war that he so frivolously began, 
expecting it to be the last step to world domination, has instead become a war for his racial 
existence. He desperately seeks to stop the inevitable march of events. It will do him no good. We 
will keep at him. In the end, the Fuhrer's prophecy about World Jewry in 1939, which they laughed 
at then, will come true. 

The Jews laughed in Germany too when they first saw us. They are not laughing any longer. They 
chose to wage war against us. But that war is turning against them. When they planned a war to 
totally destroy the German nation, they signed their own death warrant. 

Here, too, world history will be the world court. 

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Background: In this article, dated 21 January 1945, Goebbels makes his last lengthy published 
attack on the Jews, whom he claims are responsible for the misery caused by the war. There are 
hints of the Holocaust in Goebbels' words. 

The source: "Die Urheber des Unglucks der Welt," Das Reich, 21 January 1945, pp. 1, 3. 

The Creators of the World's Misfortunes 

by Joseph Goebbels 

One could not understand this war if one did not always keep in mind the fact that International 
Jewry stands behind all the unnatural forces that our united enemies use to attempt to deceive the 
world and keep humanity in the dark. It is, so to speak, the mortar that holds the enemy coalition 
firmly together, despite its differences of class, ideology, and interests. Capitalism and Bolshevism 
have the same Jewish roots, two branches of the same tree that in the end bear the same fruit. 
International Jewry uses both in its own way to suppress the nations and keep them in its service. 
How deep its influence on public opinion is in all the enemy countries and many neutral nations is 
plain to see that it may never be mentioned in newspapers, speeches, and radio broadcasts. There is 
a law in the Soviet Union that punishes anti-Semitism — or in plain English, public education 
about the Jewish Question — by death. The expert in these matters is in no way surprised that a 
leading spokesman for the Kremlin said over the New Year that the Soviet Union would not rest 
until this law was valid throughout the world. In other words, the enemy clearly says that its goal in 
this war is to put the total domination of Jewry over the nations of the earth under legal protection, 
and to threaten even a discussion of this shameful attempt with the death penalty. 

It is little different in the plutocratic nations. There the struggle against the impudent usurpation of 
the Jewish race is not punished by the executioner, but rather by death through economic and social 
boycott and by intellectual terror. This has the same effect in the end. Stalin, Churchill, and 
Roosevelt were made by Jewry. They enjoy its full support and reward it with their full protection. 
They present themselves in their speeches as upright men of civil courage, yet one never hears even 
a word against the Jews, even though there is growing hatred among their people as a result of this 
war, a hatred that is fully justified. Jewry is a taboo theme in the enemy countries. It stands outside 
every legal boundary and thus becomes the tyrant of its host peoples. While enemy soldiers fight, 
bleed, and die at the front, the Jews make money from their sacrifice on the stock exchanges and 
black markets. If a brave man dares to step forward and accuse the Jews of their crimes, he will be 
mocked and spat on by their press, chased from his job or otherwise impoverished, and be brought 
into public contempt. Even that is apparently not enough for the Jews. They want to bring Soviet 
conditions to the whole world, giving Jewry absolute power and freedom from prosecution. He 
who objects or even debates the matter gets a bullet in the back of his head or an axe through his 

neck. There is no worse tyranny than this. This is the epitome of the public and secret disgrace that 
Jewry inflicts on the nations that deserve freedom. 

That is all long behind us. Yet it still threatens us in the distance. We have, it is true, entirely 
broken the power of the Jews in the Reich, but they have not given up. They did not rest until they 
had mobilized the whole world against us. Since they could no longer conquer Germany from 
within, they want to try it from without. Every Russian, English, and American soldier is a 
mercenary of this world conspiracy of a parasitic race. Given the current state of the war, who 
could still believe that they are fighting and dying at the front for the national interests of their 
countries! The nations want a decent peace, but the Jews are against it. They know that the end of 
the war would mean the dawning humanity's knowledge of the unhealthy role that International 
Jewry played in preparing for and carrying out this war. They fear being unmasked, which has in 
fact become unavoidable and must inevitably come, just as the day follows the night. That explains 
their raging bursts of hatred against us, which are only the result of their fear and their feelings of 
inferiority. They are too eager, and that makes them suspicious. International Jewry will not 
succeed in turning this war to its advantage. Things are already too far along. The hour will come 
in which all the peoples of the earth will awake, and the Jews will be the victims. Here, too, things 
can only go so far. 

It is an old, often-used method of International Jewry to discredit education and knowledge about 
its corrupting nature and drives, thereby depending on the weaknesses of those people who easily 
confuse cause with effect. The Jews are also masters at manipulating public opinion, which they 
dominate through their network of news agencies and press concerns that reaches throughout the 
world. The pitiful illusion of a free press is one of the methods they use to stupefy the publics of 
enemy lands. If the enemy press is as free as it pretends to be, let it take an open position, for or 
against, on the Jewish Question. It will not do that because it cannot and may not do so. The Jews 
love to mock and criticize everything except themselves, although everyone knows that they are 
most in need of public criticism. This is where the so-called freedom of the press in enemy 
countries ends. Newspapers, parliaments, statesmen, and church leaders must be silent here. Crimes 
and vices, filth and corruption are covered by the blanket of love. The Jews have total control of 
public opinion in enemy countries, and he who has that is also master of all of public life. Only the 
nations that have to accept such a condition are to be pitied. The Jews mislead them into believing 
that the German nation is backward. Our alleged backwardness is actually proof of our progress. 
We have recognized the Jews as a national and international danger, and from this knowledge have 
drawn compelling conclusions. This German knowledge will become the knowledge of the world 
at the end of this war. We think it our primary duty to do everything in our power to make that 

Humanity would sink into eternal darkness, it would fall into a dull and primitive state, were the 
Jews to win this war. They are the incarnation of that destructive force that in these terrible years 
has guided the enemy war leadership in a fight against all that we see as noble, beautiful, and worth 
keeping. For that reason alone the Jews hate us. They despise our culture and learning, which they 
perceive as towering over their nomadic worldview. They fear our economic and social standards, 
which leave no room for their parasitic drives. They are the enemy of our domestic order, which 
has excluded their anarchistic tendencies. Germany is the first nation in the world that is entirely 
free of the Jews. That is the prime cause of its political and economic balance. Since their 
expulsion from the German national body has made it impossible for them to shake this balance 
from within, they lead the nations they have deceived in battle against us from without. It is fine 
with them, in fact it is part of their plan, that Europe in the process will lose a large part of its 
cultural values. The Jews had no part in their creation. They do not understand them. A deep racial 

instinct tells them that since these heights of human creative activity are forever beyond their reach, 
they must attack them today with hatred. The day is not distant when the nations of Europe, yes, 
even those of the whole world, will shout: The Jews are guilty for all our misfortunes! They must 
be called to account, and soon and thoroughly! 

International Jewry is ready with its alibi. Just as during the great reckoning in Germany, they will 
attempt to look innocent and say that one needs a scapegoat, and they are it. But that will no longer 
help them, just as it did not help them during the National Socialist revolution, The proof of their 
historical guilt, in details large and small, is so plain that it can no longer be denied even with the 
most clever lies and hypocrisy. 

Who is it that drives the Russians, the English, and the Americans into battle and sacrifices huge 
numbers of human lives in a hopeless struggle against the German people? The Jews! Their 
newspapers and radio broadcasts spread the songs of war while the nations they have deceived are 
led to the slaughter. Who is it that invents new plans of hatred and destruction against us every day, 
making this war into a dreadful case of self-mutilation and self-destruction of European life and its 
economy, education and culture? The Jews! Who devised the unnatural marriage between England 
and the USA on one side and Bolshevism on the other, building it up and jealously ensuring its 
continuance? Who covers the most perverse political situations with cynical hypocrisy from a 
trembling fear that a new way could lead the nations to realize the true causes of this terrible human 
catastrophe? The Jews, only the Jews! They are named Morgenthau and Lehmann and stand behind 
Roosevelt as a so-called brain trust. They are named Mechett and Sasoon and serve as Churchill's 
moneybags and order givers. They are named Kaganovitsch and Ehrenburg and are Stalin's 
pacesetters and intellectual spokesmen. Wherever you look, you see Jews. They march as political 
commissars behind the Red army and organize murder and terror in the areas conquered by the 
Soviets. They sit behind the lines in Paris and Brussels, Rome and Athens, and fashion their reins 
from the skin of the unhappy nations that have fallen under their power. 

That is the truth. It can no longer be denied, particularly since in their drunken joy of power and 
victory the Jews have forgotten their ordinarily so carefully maintained reserve and now stand in 
the spotlight of public opinion. They no longer bother, apparently believing that it is no longer 
necessary, that their hour has come. And this is their mistake, which they always make when think 
themselves near their great goal of anonymous world domination. Throughout the history of the 
nations, whenever this tragic situation developed, a good providence saw to it that the Jews 
themselves became the gravediggers of their own hopes. They did not destroy the healthy peoples, 
but rather the sting of their parasitic effects brought the realization of the looming danger to the 
forefront and led to the greatest sacrifices to overcome it. At a certain point, they become that 
power that always wants evil but creates good. It will be that way this time, too. 

The fact that the German nation was the first on earth to recognize this danger and expel it from its 
organism is proof of its healthy instincts. It therefore became the leader of a world struggle whose 
results will determine the fate and the future of International Jewry. We view with complete calm 
the wild Old Testament tirades of hatred and revenge of Jews throughout the world against us. 
They are only proof that we are on the right path. They cannot unsettle us. We gaze on them with 
sovereign contempt and remember that these outbursts of hate and revenge were everyday events 
for us in Germany until that fateful day for International Jewry, 30 January 1933, when the world 
revolution against the Jews that threatened them not only Germany, but all the other nations, began. 

It will not cease before it has reached its goal. The truth cannot be stopped by lies or force. It will 
get through. The Jews will meet their Cannae at the end of this war. Not Europe, but rather they 

will lose. They may laugh at this prophecy today, but they have laughed so often in the past, and 
almost as often they stopped laughing sooner or later. Not only do we know precisely what we 
want, we also know precisely what we do not want. The deceived nations of the Earth may still 
lack the knowledge they need, but we will bring it to them. How will the Jews stop that in the lon£ 
run? They believe their power rests on sure foundations, but it stands on feet of clay. One hard 
blow and it will collapse, burying the creators of the misfortunes of the world in its ruins. 

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Background: This is Goebbel's lead article from Das Reich, dated 20 July 1941, shortly after 
the invasion of the Soviet Union began. It is one of his more vehemt anti-Semitic tirades. 

The source: Die Zeit ohne Beispiel (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., 1941). 


by Joseph Goebbels 

The Jews are masters at fitting in to their surroundings, without in any way changing their 
nature. They are mimics. They have a natural instinct that senses danger, and their drive for 
self-preservation usually gives them the proper ways and means to escape danger at no risk to 
their lives or any need for courage. It is difficult to detect their sly and slippery ways. One has 
to be an experienced student of the Jews to recognize what is happening. Their response when 
they have been uncovered is simple and primitive. It displays a perfidious shamelessness that 
is successful because one usually does not think it possible to be so shameless. Schopenauer 
once said that the Jew is the master of the lie. He is such an expert on twisting the truth that he 
can tell his innocent opponent the exact opposite of the truth even on the plainest matter in the 
world. He does this with such astonishing impudence that the listener becomes uncertain, at 
which point the Jew has usually won. 

The Jews call this chutzpah. Chutzpah is a typically Jewish expression that really cannot be 
translated into any other language, since chutzpah is a concept found only among the Jews. 
Other languages have not needed to invent such a word, since they do not know the 
phenomenon. Basically, it means unlimited, impertinent, and unbelievable impudence and 

As long as we had the doubtful pleasure of having to put up with Jews, we had more then 
enough examples of the typical Jewish characteristic they call chutzpah. Cowards became 
heroes and decent, industrious, and brave men became contemptible idiots or fools. Fat and 
sweaty stockbrokers presented themselves as communists saving the world, and decent 
soldiers were characterized as beasts. Normal families were mocked as breeding pens, while 
group marriages were praised as the highest form of human development. The most disgusting 
junk the human mind could create was presented as great art while real art was ridiculed as 
Kitsch. The murderer was not guilty, but rather his victim. 

It was a system of public deception that, when applied long enough, lames a people both 

culturally and spiritually and over time strangles any kind of defense. Before National 
Socialism, Germany was in the midst of such deadly danger. Had our people not come to its 
senses at the last possible moment, our country would have been ripe for Bolshevism, the most 
devilish infection the Jews can bring upon a people. 

Bolshevism, too, is an expression of Jewish chutzpah. Turbulent Jewish party leaders and 
clever Jewish capitalists managed the most shameless coup one can imagine. They mobilized 
the so-called proletariat to class struggle by ruthlessly exploiting real or imagined problems. 
Their goal was total Jewish domination. The crassest plutocracy used socialism to establish the 
crassest financial dictatorship. A world revolution was to expand this experiment from the 
Soviet Union to the rest of the world. The result would have been Jewish world domination. 

The National Socialist revolution was a death blow to this attempt. Once international Jewry 
realized that agitation was no longer sufficient to take over the various European nations, they 
decided to wait for a war. They wanted it to last as long as possible, so that at its end they 
could institute Bolshevist terror and force on a weakened, drained and impotent Europe. This 
had been the goal of Moscow's Bolshevists from the beginning of the war. They wanted to 
join in only when easy and safe victory was assured, meanwhile holding down sufficient 
German forces to keep Germany from a decisive victory in the West. One can imagine the 
howls of rage in the Kremlin as they realized one Sunday morning that the Fuhrer's sword had 
cut through their web of lies and intrigues. 

Until then, the Jewish Bolshevist leaders had cleverly kept in the background, probably in the 
mistaken belief they could fool us. Litwinov and Kaganowitsch were hardly seen in public. 
Behind the scenes, however, they were about their dastardly work. They tried to persuade us 
that the Jewish Bolshevists in Moscow and the Jewish plutocrats in London and Washington 
were enemies. Secretly, however, they were planning to strangle us. That is proven by the fact 
that they made up with each other the moment their devilish game was revealed. The ignorant 
peoples on both sides who surely were astonished at such a sight were calmed down by tactful 

In Moscow, for example, the Jews abolished the Atheist Federation, even though it had been a 
matter of honor only a few days earlier for leading Soviet bigwigs to belong to it. Religious 
freedom was now guaranteed in the entire Soviet Union. Lying news items were spread in the 
world press announcing that praying was once more allowed in the churches, among other 
swindles. The English could not quite bring themselves to play the Internationale on the radio 
every night, since in Mr. Eden's interesting distinction the Bolshevists were not allies, only 
fellow combatants. The Internationale would have been a bit too strong for the British people 
at the moment, but they are hard at work presenting Stalin as a great statesman and wonderful 
social reformer who can be compared only to Churchill. They are doing their best to find other 
similarities as well between the glorious democracies in Moscow and London. 

Remarkably, they are not all that far from the truth in this regard. They look different only to 
those who do not know much. To experts, they are as alike as two peas in a pod. The same 
Jews are at work, whether on stage or behind the scenes. When they pray in Moscow and sing 
the Internationale in Moscow, they are doing what Jews have always done. They are 
practicing mimicry. They adjust to the conditions around them, slowly, step by step, so as not 
to unsettle or awaken others. They are angry at us for uncovering them. They know we 

recognize them for what they are. The Jew is secure only when he can remain hidden. He loses 
his balance when he senses that someone sees through him. The experienced Jewish expert 
immediately sees in the insults and complaints the familiar Old Testament outbursts of hate. 
They have come our way so often that they have lost every element of originality. They are 
only of psychological interest to us. We wait calmly until Jewish rage has reached its epitome. 
Then they start falling apart. They spout nonsense, and suddenly betray themselves 

The material on Radio Moscow or Radio London and the articles that appear in the Bolshevist 
and plutocratic organs are simply indescribable. London always gives priority to Moscow, 
which allows it to preserve good manners and blend into the landscape. Moscow's Jews invent 
lies and atrocities, the London Jews cite them and blend them into stories suitable for the 
innocent bourgeois. They do it only from professional obligation, naturally. The dreadful 
crimes in Lembert that horrified the entire world were, of course, not committed by the 
Bolshevists, but rather were an invention of the Propaganda Ministry. It is quite irrelevant that 
German newsreels made the proof available to the entire world. Obviously we suppress the 
arts and sciences, whereas Bolshevism is a true center of culture, civilization and humanity. 
We personally were pleased at a recent statement by Radio Moscow. It was so absurd and 
despicable that it was almost flattering. We assume the Jewish speaker recalls the good old 
days in Berlin. Unless they have a very short memory, they must recall that all their insults 
will only lead to a thrashing at the end. Every evening they announce that they want punch our 
nose, us and all the other Nazi pigs. Sure, you want to, but doing it is something rather 
different, gentlemen! The whole affair has a certain tragicomic tone. The Jews talk as if they 
were really strong, but soon they have to move their tents and run like rabbits from the 
approaching German soldiers. Qui mange dujuif, en meurt! 

One could almost say that anyone with the Jews on his side has already lost. They are the best 
pillar of the coming defeat. They carry the seed of destruction. They hoped this war would 
bring the last desperate blow against National Socialist Germany and an awakening Europe. 
They will collapse. Already today we begin to hear the cries of the desperate and seduced 
peoples throughout the world: 

"The Jews are guilty! The Jews are guilty!" 

The court that will pronounce judgment on them will be fearful. We do not need to do 
anything ourselves. It will come because it must come. 

Just as the fist of an awakened Germany has struck this racial filth, the fist of an awakened 
Europe will surely follow. Mimicry will not help the Jews then. They will have to face their 
accusers. The court of the nations will judge their oppressor. 

Without pity or forgiveness, the blow will strike. The world enemy will fall, and Europe will 
have peace. 

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Die Juden sind schuld! 

16. November 1941 

Die historische Schuld des Weltjudentums am Ausbruch und an der Ausweitung dieses Krieges ist so hinreichend erwiesen, daB dariiber 
keine Worte mehr zu verlieren sind. Die Juden wollten ihren Krieg, und sie haben ihn nun. Aber es bewahrheitet sich an ihnen auch die 
Prophezeiung, die der Fiihrer am 30. Januar 1939 im Deutschen Reichstag aussprach, daB, wenn es dem internationalen Finanzjudentum gelingen 
sollte, die Volker noch einmal in einen Weltkrieg zu sffirzen, das Ergebnis nicht die Bolschewisierung der Erde und damit der Sieg des Judentums 
sein werde, sondern die Vernichtung der jiidischen Rasse in Europa. 

Wir erleben eben den Vollzug dieser Prophezeiung, und es erffillt sich damit am Judentum ein Schicksal, das zwar hart, aber mehr als 
verdient ist. Mitleid oder gar Bedauern ist da ganzlich unangebracht. Das Weltjudentum hat in der Anzettelung dieses Krieges die ihm zur 
Verffigung stehenden Krafte vollkommen falsch eingeschatzt, und es erleidet nun einen allmahlichen VemichtungsprozeB, den es uns zugedacht 
hatte und auch bedenkenlos an uns vollstrecken lieBe, wenn es dazu die Macht besaBe. Es geht jetzt nach seinem eigenen Gesetz: "Auge um 
Auge, Zahn um Zahn" zugrunde. 

In dieser geschichtlichen Auseinandersetzung ist jeder Jude unser Feind, gleichgiiltig, ob er in einem polnischen Ghetto vegetiert oder in 
Berlin oder in Hamburg noch sein parasitares Dasein fristet oder in New York oder Washington in die Kriegstrompete blast. Alle Juden gehoren 
aufgrund ihrer Geburt und Rasse einer internationalen Verschworung gegen das nationalsozialistische Deutschland an. Sie wiinschen seine 
Niederlage und Vernichtung und tun, was in ihren Kraften steht, um daran mitzuhelfen. DaB sie im Reich selbst dazu nur noch geringe 
Moglichkeiten finden, ist nicht etwa darauf zuriickzuffihren, daB sie hier loyal waren, sondern ausschlieBlich darauf, daB wir dagegen die uns 
geeignet erscheinenden MaBnahmen getroffen haben. 

Eine dieser MaBnahmen ist die Einffihrung des gelben Judensterns, den jeder Jude sichtbar zu tragen hat. Damit wollen wir ihn auBerlich 
kennzeichnen, vor allem auch deshalb, damit er beim geringsten Versuch, sich gegen die deutsche Volksgemeinschaft zu vergehen, auch gleich 
als Jude erkannt wird. Es ist das eine auBerordentlich humane Vorschrift, sozusagen eine hygienische Prophylaxe, die verhindem soil, daB der 
Jude sich unerkannt in unsere Reihen einschleichen kann, um Zwietracht zu saen. 

Als die Juden vor einigen Wochen, geschmiickt mit ihrem Judenstern, im Berliner Stadtbild erschienen, war der erste Eindruck unter den 
Biirgem der Reichshauptstadt der einer allgemeinen Verbliiffung. Nur die allerwenigsten wuBten, daB es noch so viele Juden in Berlin gab. Jeder 
entdeckte in seiner Umgebung oder Nachbarschaft einen harmlos tuenden Zeitgenossen, der zwar durch gelegentliches Meckern oder 
Miesmachen aufgefallen war, den aber niemand ffir einen Juden gehalten hatte. Er hatte sich also offenbar getarnt, Mimikry getrieben, sich in 
seiner Schutzfarbe dem Milieu, in dem er lebte, angepaBt und auf seine Stunde gewartet. Wer unter uns hatte auch nur eine Ahnung, daB der 
Feind direkt neben ihm stand, daB er schweigender oder geschickt antreibender Zuhorer war bei Gesprachen auf der StraBe, in der U-Bahn, in den 
vor den Zigarettenladen stehenden Schlangen? Es gibt Juden, die man kaum noch an ihrem AuBeren erkennen kann. Sie haben sich auch in dieser 
Beziehung angeglichen, so weit es geht. Diese sind die gefahrlichsten. Es ist charakteristisch, daB jede MaBnahme, die wir gegen die Juden 
treffen, schon am anderen Tage in englischen und USA.-Zeitungen zu lesen steht. Die Juden verffigen also heute noch iiber geheime 
Verbindungen zum feindlichen Ausland und nutzen diese auch nicht nur in eigener Sache, sondem in alien kriegswichtigen Angelegenheiten des 
Reiches aus. Der Feind sitzt also mitten unter uns. Was liegt nun naher, als daB wir ihn wenigstens ffir jeden Burger auBerlich kenntlich machen? 

In den ersten Tagen nach Einffihrung des Judensterns ging der Berliner Zeitungsverkauf rapide in die Hohe. Jeder Jude, der iiber die StraBe 
muBte, erstand sich eine Zeitung, um schamhaft sein Kainsmal damit zu verdecken. Als das verboten wurde, sah man hier und da Juden auf den 
StraBen des Berliner Westens in Begleitung von nichtjiidischen Auslandern herumparadieren. Diese Judenknechte hatten eigentlich auch 
Anspruch auf einen Judenstern. Die Argumente, die sie ffir ihr provokatorisches Verhalten vorbringen, sind immer dieselben: die Juden seien 
doch auch Menschen — als wenn wir jemals etwas anderes behauptet hatten und dasselbe nicht ebenfalls auf Raubmorder, Kindesvergewaltiger, 
Diebe und Zuhalter zutrafe, ohne daB man gleich mit ihnen auf dem Kurffirstendamm Spazierengehen wollte! — , ihr Jude sei ein anstandiger 
Jude — jeder betroffene Jude hatte danach einen dummen und instinktlosen Goy gefunden, der ihn ffir anstandig hielt! — , man kenne sich schon 
seit Jahren — als wenn das ein Grand ware, dem Juden eine Art Ehrengeleit zu geben — , und was derlei Unsinn mehr ist. 

Die Juden sehen sich nun allmahlich ganz auf sich selbst gestellt und versuchen jetzt, einen neuen Trick anzuwenden. Sie kennen doch den 
gutmutigen deutschen Michel in uns, der immer genie bereit ist, fur eine sentimentale Trane alles ihm angetane Unrecht zu vergessen: plotzlich 
hat man den Eindruck, als ob es unter den Berliner Juden nur noch putzige kleine Babies, die durch ihre kindliche Hilflosigkeit riihren sollen, 
oder gebrechliche alte Frauen gibt. Die Juden schicken ihre Mitleidgarde vor. Sie mogen damit einige harmlose Gemiiter in momentane 
Verwirrang bringen, uns nicht. Wir wissen ganz genau, woran wir mit ihnen sind. 

Schon ihretwegen miissen wir den Krieg gewinnen. Verloren wir ihn, so wiirden sich die harmlos tuenden jiidischen Biedermanner plotzlich 
in reiBende Wolfe verwandeln. Sie wiirden sich auf unser Volk, auf unsere Frauen und Kinder sriirzen, um an ihnen ein Rachewerk zu vollziehen, 
ffir das es in der Geschichte kein Beispiel gibt. So haben sie es ja in Bessarabien und in den baltischen Staaten gemacht, als hier der 
Bolschewismus Einzug hielt; und dort hatten weder die Volker noch die Regierungen ihnen irgendein Leid zugeffigt. Wir konnen in unserem 
Kampf gegen das Judentum nicht mehr zuriick — ganz abgesehen davon, daB wir das auch gar nicht wollen. Die Juden miissen von der deutschen 
Volksgemeinschaft abgesondert werden, denn sie gefahrden unsere rationale Geschlossenheit. 

Das ist ein elementares Gebot volkischer, nationaler und sozialer Hygiene. Sie werden niemals Ruhe geben. Sie wiirden, wenn sie es 
konnten, ein Volk nach dem anderen gegen uns in den Krieg hineinffihren. Was gilt ihnen das damit verbundene Leid der Menschen, wenn sie 
nur die Welt unter ihre Geld- und Blutherrschaft zwingen! Die Juden sind eine parasitare Rasse, die sich wie ein faulender Schimmel auf die 
Kulturen gesunder, aber instinkt-armer Volker legt. Dagegen gibt es nur ein wirksames Mittel: einen Schnitt machen und abstoBen. 

Wie armselig nehmen sich vor diesem Weltproblem, das seit Jahrtausenden die Menschen beschaftigt, die stupiden, gedankenlos 
ffihrseligen Argumente einiger zuriickgebliebener Judenfreunde aus! Sie wiirden wahrscheinlich Augen, Nase und Mund aufsperren, wenn sie 
ihre lieben Juden sich einmal im Besitz der Macht betatigen sahen. Aber dann ware es zu spat. Und deshalb ist es die Pflicht einer nationalen 
Fiihrung, mit den ihr geeignet erscheinenden Mitteln daffir zu sorgen, daB dieser Zustand nie eintritt. Es gibt einen Unterschied zwischen 
Menschen und Menschen, genau wie es einen Unterschied zwischen Tieren und Tieren gibt. Wir kennen gute und bose Menschen, wie wir auch 
gute und bose Tiere kennen. Die Tatsache, daB der Jude noch unter uns lebt, ist kein Beweis daffir, daB er auch zu uns geholt, genau so wie der 
Floh ja auch nicht dadurch zum Haustier wird, daB er sich im Hause aufhalt. Wenn Hen' Bramsig oder Frau Rnoterich beim Anblick einer alten 
Frau, die den Judenstern tragt, eine Regung von Mitleid empfinden, dann mogen sie gefalligst auch nicht vergessen, daB ein entfernter Neffe 
dieser alten Frau mit Namen Nathan Kaufman in New York sitzt und einen Plan vorbereitet hat, nach dem die deutsche Bevolkerung unter 60 
Jahren sterilisiert werden soil, und daB der Sohn ihres entfernten Onkels als Kriegstreiber unter dem Namen Baruch oder Morgenthau oder 

Untermayer hinter Mr. Roosevelt steht, um ihn in den Krieg hineinzuhetzen, und daB, wenn das gelange, unter Umstanden ein braver aber 
unwissender USA.-Soldat den einzigen Sohn von Hemi Bramsig oder von Frau Knoterich totschieBt, alles zur hoheren Ehre des Judentums, zu 
dem auch diese alte Frau gehort, sie mag noch so zerbrechlich und mitleiderregend tun. 

Wenn wir Deutschen iiberhaupt einen verhangnisvollen Fehler in unserem Nationalcharakter aufweisen, dann ist es der einer allzu groBen 
VergeBlichkeit. Dieser Fehler zeugt zwar fur unsere menschliche Anstandigkeit und GroBziigigkeit, nicht immer aber fur unsere politische 
Einsicht und Klugheit. Wir halten alle Menschen fur so gutmiitig, wie wir selber sind. Die Franzosen drohen uns im Winter 1939/40 die 
Zerstiickelung des Reiches an und daB wir mit unseren Familien vor ihren dampfenden Feldkuchen Schlange stehen miiBten, um einen Schlag 
warmes Essen zu bekommen. Unsere Heere werfen Frankreich in sechs Wochen nieder, und dann sieht man die deutschen Soldaten an den 
LandstraBen Brot und Wurst an die hungemden franzosischen Frauen und Kinder und Benzin an die Pariser Flfichtlinge verteilen, damit sie 
moglichst schnell wieder in ihre Hauptstadt zuriickkommen, um dort wenigstens zum Teil erneut ihre Hetze gegen das Reich entfalten zu konnen. 

So sind wir Deutschen nun mal. Unsere Nationaltugend ist unser Nationalfehler. Wir mochten wohl alle nicht anders sein, und wo unsere 
weltbekannte Michelhaftigkeit keinen schweren Schaden anrichtet, sei auch nichts dagegen gesagt. Aber schon Klopstock bat uns den guten Rat 
gegeben, nicht allzu gerecht zu sein; unsere Feinde dachten nicht edel genug, zu sehen, wie schon unser Fehler sei. 

Wenn irgendwohin, dann paBt dieses Wort auf unser Verhaltnis den Juden gegeniiber. Hier ist Nachgiebigkeit nicht nur Schwache, sondern 
Pflichtvergessenheit und ein Verbrechen gegen die Staatssicherheit obendrein. Demi die Juden sehnen ja nur eine Moglichkeit herbei, um uns 
unsere Tolpelhaftigkeit mit Blut und Terror zu belohnen. Dazu darf es niemals kommen. Und eine der wirksamsten MaBnahmen dagegen ist eine 
unerbittliche, kalte Harte gegen die. Verderber unseres Volkes, gegen die Anstifter dieses Krieges, gegen seine NutznieBer, wenn wir ihn 
verloren, und deshalb notwendigerweise auch gegen seine Opfer, wenn wir ihn gewinnen. 

Darum sei es noch einmal zu allem UberfluB gesagt: 

1. Die Juden sind unser Verderb. Sie haben diesen Krieg angezettelt und herbeigefuhrt. Sie wollen mit ihm das Deutsche Reich und unser 
Volk vernichten. Dieser Plan muB zuschanden gemacht werden. 

2. Es gibt keinen Unterschied zwischen Juden und Juden. Jeder Jude ist ein geschworener Feind des deutschen Volkes. Wenn er seine 
Feindschaft gegen uns nicht zeigt, so nur aus Feigheit und Schlauheit, nicht aber, weil er sie nicht im Herzen triige. 

3. Jeder deutsche Soldat, der in diesem Kriege fallt, geht auf das Schuldkonto der Juden. Sie haben ihn auf dem Gewissen, und sie 
miissen deshalb auch daffir bezahlen. 

4. Wenn einer den Judenstern tragt, so ist er damit als Volksfeind gekennzeichnet. Wer mit ihm noch privaten Umgang pflegt, gehort zu 
ihm und muB gleich wie ein Jude gewertet und behandelt werden. Er verdient die Verachtung des ganzen Volkes, das er in seiner schwersten Zeit 
feige und gemein im Stich laBt, um sich auf die Seite seiner Hasser zu stellen. 

5. Die Juden genieBen den Schutz des feindlichen Auslandes. Es bedarf keines weiteren Beweises fur ihre verderbliche Rolle in unserem 

6. Die Juden sind Sendboten des Feindes unter uns. Wer sich zu ihnen stellt, lauft im Kriege zum Feinde fiber. 

7. Die Juden haben kein Recht, sich unter uns als gleichberechtigt aufzuspielen. Wo sie auf der StraBe, in Schlangen vor den Laden, auf 
den Verkehrsmitteln das Wort ergreifen wollen, sind sie zum Schweigen zu veranlassen, nicht nur, weil sie grundsatzlich Unrecht haben, sondern 
weil sie Juden sind und keine Stimme in der Gemeinde besitzen. 

8. Wenn die Juden Dir sentimental kommen, so wisse, daB das eine Spekulation auf Deine VergeBlichkeit ist; zeige ihnen sofort, daB Du 
sie durchschaust, und strafe sie mit Verachtung. 

9. Dem anstandigen Feind gebiihrt nach der Niederlage unsere GroBmut. Aber der Jude ist kein anstandiger Feind, er tut nur so. 

10. Die Juden sind schuld am Kriege. Sie erleiden durch die Behandlung, die wir ihnen angedeihen lassen, kein Unrecht. Sie haben sie 
mehr als verdient. 

Mit ihnen endgiiltig fertig zu werden, ist Sache der Regierung. Keiner hat das Recht, auf eigene Faust zu handeln, aber jeder die Pflicht, die 
MaBnahmen des Staates gegen die Juden zu wfirdigen, sie jedermann gegeniiber zu vertreten und sich durch keine Tricks und Winkelziige der 
Juden in seiner klaren Erkenntnis fiber ihre Gefahrlichkeit irremachen zu lassen. 

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Der Krieg und die Juden 

9. Mai 1943 

Es ist erstaunlich, mit welcher Naivitat, urn nicht zu sagen 

Ahnungslosigkeit heute noch im vierten Jahre dieses gigantischen 

Ringens gewisse Kreise in Europa der Judenfrage gegeniiberstehen . Sie 

wollen und wollen nicht einsehen, daft dieser Krieg ein 

Krieg der jiidischen Rasse und ihrer Hilfsvolker gegen die arische 

Menschheit sowie gegen die abendlandische Kultur und 

Zivilisation ist, daB deshalb auch in ihm alles, was uns Deutschen und 

Europaern als Verfechtern eines Prinzips der gesitteten 

Weltordnung lieb und teuer ist, auf dem Spiele steht. Besagte Kreise sind 

allzu leicht geneigt, in der Judenfrage eine solche der 

Humanitat zu sehen. Sie beurteilen sie deshalb mehr nach 

augenblicksbedingten Gefiihlsregungen als nach den Erkenntnissen 

und Einsichten einer klaren und kiihlen Vernunft. Dabei steht aufier jedem 

Zweifel, daB, wenn wir in der Losung der Judenfrage 

vor allem jetzt im Verlaufe dieses Krieges auch nur die geringste 

Schwache zeigten, wir damit unter Umstanden die schwerste 

Gefahr iiber unser Volk und Reich und ganz Europa hereinfiihren wiirden. 

Das Judentum hat diesen Krieg gewollt. Wohin man im Feindlager schaut, 

sei es auf der plutokratischen, sei es auf der bolschewistischen 

Seite, sieht man hinter den im Vordergrund stehenden Exponenten der 

gegnerischen Kriegfiihrung die Juden als 

Inspiratoren, Hetzer und Einpeitscher stehen. Sie organisieren die 

feindliche Kriegswirtschaft, sie entwerfen die den 

Achsenmachten zugedachten Vemichtungs- und Ausrottungsprogramme, aus 

ihren Reihen rekrutieren sich in England und 

USA. die blutschaumenden 

und rachegierigen Agitatoren und politischen Amoklaufer und in der 

Sowjetunion die terroristischen GPU. -Kommissare . Damit 

bilden sie iiberhaupt den Kitt, der die feindliche Koalition zusammenhalt . 

Sie sehen im nationalsozialistischen Reich eine 

Macht, die ihnen und ihrem Weltherrschaf tsstreben nicht nur militarisch, 

sondern auch geistig gewachsen ist. Daher ihre Wut 

und ihr abgrundtief er HaB . Man glaube nicht, daB die alttestamentarischen 

Racheausbriiche, mit denen sie ihre Zeitungen und 

Rundfunksendungen ausfiillen, bloBe politische Literatur darstellten. Sie 

wiirden sie bis zum letzten Punkte verwirklichen, wenn 

sie die Macht dazu besaBen. 

Es ist deshalb ein Gebot der Staatssicherheit, daB wir im eigenen Lande 

die MaBnahmen treffen, die irgendwie geeignet 

erscheinen, die kampfende deutsche Volksgemeinschaf t gegen diese Gefahr 

abzuschirmen . Das mag hier und da zu 

schwerwiegenden Entscheidungen fiihren, aber das ist alles unerheblich 

dieser Gefahr gegeniiber. Denn dieser Krieg ist ein 

Rassenkrieg. Er ist vom Judentum ausgegangen und verfolgt in seinem Sinne 

und nach seinem Plan kein anderes Ziel als die 

Vernichtung und Ausrottung unseres Volkes. Wir stehen dem Judentum noch 

als einziges Hindernis gegeniiber auf seinem 

Wege zur Weltherrschaf t . Wiirden die Achsenmachte den Kampf verlieren, 

dann gabe es keinen Damm mehr, der Europa vor 

der jiidisch-bolschewistischen Uberflutung retten kdnnte. Es mag 

merkwiirdig erscheinen, daB eine zahlenmaBig so begrenzte 

Minderheit eine so ungeheure Macht ausiiben und damit eine so todliche 

Gefahr darstellen kann. Aber trotzdem ist dem so. Das 

internationale Judentum bedient sich in der Verfolgung seiner 

Welteroberungsplane bestimmter krimineller Praktiken, denen 

unauf geklarte Volker nicht gewachsen sind. Das ist ja auch im privaten 

Leben so. Die Juden kommen nicht deshalb iiberall zu 

so bemerkenswerten wirtschaftlichen Erfolgen, weil sie kliiger sind als 

die Nichtjuden, sondern weil sie nach einem anderen 

Moralkodex operieren. Darum auch zeigen sie immer das Bestreben, 

ihr System so lange wie moglich zu verschleiern, bis es schlieBlich fur 

die betroffenen Volker zur Abwehr zu spat ist. Sie 

konnen ihre Herrschaft dann meistens nur noch durch eine Revolution 

abschiitteln. Wie miihevoll und schwer das im 

allgemeinen ist, davon wissen wir ein Lied zu singen. 

Aus alien Feindstaaten dringen immer wieder Nachrichten an unser Ohr, daB 

dort der Antisemitismus rapide im Wachsen sei. 

Die Vorwiirfe, die hier wie da den Juden gemacht werden, sind bekannt; 

ihr Auftreten hat auch bei uns zuerst solche und ahnliche Erscheinungen 

gezeitigt. Man kann nicht sagen, daB der 

Antisemitismus in den Feindstaaten eine Sache der antisemitischen 

Propaganda sei, denn diese ist auf Betreiben des Judentums 

bei ihnen sehr streng, in der Sowjetunion sogar unter Androhung der 

Todesstrafe, verboten. Obschon das Judentum gegen den 

wachsenden Antisemitismus in der Feindwelt alle Minen springen laBt — 

allein das Wort Jude ist beispielsweise in den sonst so 

geschwatzigen englischen und USA. -Zeitungen, von den bolschewistischen 

ganz zu schweigen, kaum zu entdecken — , nimmt 

die judenf eindliche Stimmung in der gegnerischen Of f entlichkeit standig 

zu . Man kann hier also von einer ganz natiirlichen 

Reaktion der betroffenen Volker gegen die judische Gefahr sprechen, und 

es hilft den Juden auf die Dauer gar nichts, wenn sie 

in Parlament und Presse fur eine scharfere Gesetzgebung gegen den 

Antisemitismus pladieren und hohe und hochste weltliche 

und geistliche Wiirdentrager, unter ihnen, wie sich versteht, an erster 

Stelle den Erzbischof von Canterbury, bemiihen, damit sie 

fur die angeblich ganz zu Unrecht verfolgten armen Juden ein gutes Wort 

einlegen. Das haben sie vor 1933 auch bei uns getan, 

und trotzdem kam die nationalsozialistische Revolution. 

Kein prophetisches Wort des Fiihrers bewahrheitet sich mit einer so 

unheimlichen Sicherheit und Zwangslauf igkeit wie, daB, 

wenn das Judentum es fertigbringen werde, einen zweiten Weltkrieg zu 

provozieren, dieser nicht zur Vernichtung der arischen 


Menschheit, sondern zur Ausloschung der jiidischen Rasse fiihren werde. 

Dieser ProzeB ist von einer weltgeschichtlichen 

Bedeutung, und da er vermutlich unabsehbare Folgen nach sich ziehen wird, 

hat er auch seine Zeit notig. Aber aufzuhalten ist er 

nicht mehr . Es kommt jetzt nur darauf an, ihn in die richtigen Kanale zu 

leiten und vor allem dem Judentum, das sich, wie man 

sich denken kann, verzweifelt seiner Haut wehrt, die Waffe der 

offentlichen Tauschung aus der Hand zu schlagen. Man kann 

heute schon bemerken, wie die Juden bei Naherriicken der ihnen drohenden 

Katastrophe langsam im Hintergrund zu 

verschwinden versuchen. Sie schicken statt dessen ihre Reklamegojim vor. 

Es wird nicht lange mehr dauern, dann wollen sie es 

nicht gewesen sein und waschen ihre Hande in Unschuld. 

Aber da wir, wie man uns zugeben wird, auf diesem Gebiet einige Erfahrung 

besitzen, werden wir schon dafiir zu sorgen 

wissen, daB ihnen das nicht gelingt. Die Juden werden sich fur ihre 

zahllosen Verbrechen am Gliick und am Frieden der 

Menschheit zu verantworten haben, und es wird sie gewiB eines Tages in 

der ganzen Welt die Strafe ereilen, die sie heute schon 

in Deutschland erleiden. Wir sprechen in dieser Frage ohne jedes 

Ressentiment . Die Zeit ist zu ernst, urn naive Racheplane zu 

spinnen. Es handelt sich hier urn ein Weltproblem erster Ordnung, das von 

der heute lebenden Generation gelost werden kann 

und auch gelost werden muB . Hier haben sentimentale Erwagungen keinen 

Platz. Wir stehen im Judentum der Verkorperung 

des allgemeinen Weltverfalls gegeniiber. Entweder brechen wir diese 

Gefahr, oder die Volker werden unter ihr zerbrechen. 

Es soil uns auch niemand entgegenhalten, dem Sieger gezieme GroBmut . 

Vorlaufig sind wir in dieser Frage nur Sieger im 

eigenen Lande . Der Sieg zu Hause aber hat uns erst recht den 

inf ernalischen HaB des Welt judentums eingetragen, als dessen 

Vorposten sich die Juden bei uns auch heute noch fiihlen. Sie wollen die 


der Achsenmachte, da sie sich davon allein die Wiederherstellung ihrer 

alten Vorrechte versprechen konnen. Was liegt naher, 

als daB wir uns der damit drohenden Gefahr entledigen, d. h. uns zuerst 

einmal den Riicken frei machen, damit wir den Kampf 

nach auBen urn so energischer und vorbehaltloser fortsetzen konnen? Man 

hat dem Judentum gegeniiber immer nur die Wahl, 

ihm entweder die Macht abzutreten oder sie ihm ganz und gar streitig zu 

machen. Wir gehen den zweiten Weg. Und wie unsere 

Gegner jenen bedingungslos einschlagen, so wir ebenso bedingungslos 

diesen. Die Zukunft wird erweisen, wer gut dabei f ahrt . 

Jedenfalls scheint die Entwicklung bisher mehr uns als unseren Feinden 

recht geben zu wollen. Nicht die Judenf reundschaft, 

sondern die Judenf eindschaft ist iiberall im Wachsen. Am Ende dieses 

Krieges wird nach unserer festen Uberzeugung dem 

Judentum eine liber die jiidische Frage vollauf aufgeklarte Menschheit 

gegeniiberstehen . 

Kiirzlich brachte eine groBe Londoner Zeitung, die unter rein jiidischer 

Fiihrung steht, ihre Verwunderung liber den im Lande in 

erschreckendem Umfange zunehmenden Antisemitismus zum Ausdruck und 

erntete dafiir eine Flut von Zuschriften, von denen, 

wie sie selbst zugeben muBte, nur ein verschwindender Teil fur die Juden 

Partei ergriff . Die prosemitischen Zuschriften waren, 

wie die Zeitung nicht eigens hinzufiigte, offenbar von Juden selbst 

geschrieben. Die iibrigen aber ergingen sich in scharfsten 

Anklagen gegen das Judentum, und das Blatt war unter dem Druck der 

Leserschaft sogar gezwungen, einige davon zu 

verof f entlichen . Sie enthielten an massiven Anrempelungen alles das, was 

man sich nur wiinschen konnte . Wenn auch diese Art 

von Antisemitismus noch in keiner Weise rassisch begrlindet ist und in den 

volkischen Erkenntnissen noch vollkommen im 

Dunkel tappt, so darf man dabei doch mit einer gewissen Befriedigung 

feststellen, daB der gesunde Volksinstinkt sich auch in 

den Feindlandern zu melden beginnt. Denn in den Vereinigten Staaten ist 

es nicht viel anders als in 

England. Eine der besagten Zuschriften forderte das Blatt, das hier 

offenbar ein etwas zu heiBes Eisen angefaBt hatte, auf, doch 

seine Rechercheure in die StraBen- und Eisenbahnen zu schicken; dort 

konnten sie liber die Juden aus dem Publikum 

haufenweise Meinungen horen, die mehr als nur ironische Abweisung 

verdienten . 

So fangt es gewohnlich an. Und die Juden reagieren denn auch in England 

auf diese Tatsache in derselben Weise, in der sie 

anderswo darauf zu reagieren pflegen. Zuerst spielen sie die gekrankte 

und ganzlich zu Unrecht verfolgte Unschuld, wahrend 

ihre Rabbiner sie in den Synagogen ermahnen, sich in der Of f entlichkeit 

groBerer Zuriickhaltung zu befleiBigen, da ihr 

provozierendes Benehmen Argernis errege. Dann mieten sie sich einige 

angesehene, aber kaufliche Subjekte aus der 

Gesellschaf t, der Wirtschaft oder dem religiosen Leben, die fur sie 

Partei ergreifen mlissen. Ihr gut bezahlter Auftrag besteht 

darin, den Antisemitismus als Kulturschande anzuprangern, ihn als 

Propagandawaf f e des Feindes zu diskreditieren und eine 

scharfere Gesetzgebung gegen ihn zu fordern. Die armen Juden weinen in 

der Of f entlichkeit herum, was ihre Vertreter alles an 

Verdiensten urn das Land aufzuweisen haben, wie redliche und patriotische 

Staatsblirger sie seit je gewesen seien und auch 

fiirderhin zu bleiben beabsichtigten, wie angesehene Amter sie in der 

Of f entlichkeit bekleideten, kurz und gut, der harmlose 

Zeitgenosse wird durch einen Schwall von Worten zu der Uberzeugung 

gebracht, er werde sich wohl versehen haben mlissen, 

als er bei jedem groB angelegten Verbrechen im politischen oder 

wirtschaf tlichen Leben des Landes immer Juden als 

Hauptbeteiligte entdeckte. Sehr bald findet sich dann auch ein hoher 

Kirchenfiirst, der bereit ist, gegen den angeblich 

christentumsf eindlichen Antisemitismus den Bannfluch zu schleudern, und 

am Ende sind nicht die Juden, sondern ihre Feinde 

an allem nationalen Ungliick schuld. Und so fangt das muntere Spiel wieder 

von vorne an. 

Man wird zugeben mlissen, daB es sich hier urn ein auBerst 

raffiniertes Tauschungsmandver handelt und daB es schon einiger 

Intelligenz oder eines sehr gesunden Instinkts bedarf, urn den 

Juden hinter ihre Schliche zu kommen. Aber auch hier geht der Krug so 

lange zum Brunnen, bis er bricht. Der Angriff des 

internationalen Judentums gegen die Kultur und gesittete Ordnung der 

Volker ist zwar sehr schlau angelegt, aber nicht schlau 

genug, als daB er nicht durchkreuzt werden kdnnte. Man muB den Juden nur 

auf den Fersen bleiben und darf ihnen nicht 

erlauben, dann, wenn es fur sie anfangt brenzlig zu werden, zu 

echauf f ieren . Sie beherrschen namlich geradezu virtuos die 

Kunst, sich blitzschnell zu verwandeln. Sie konnen in tausenderlei 

Gestalt auftreten und sind doch immer dieselben. Hat man 

sie geduckt, so spielen sie die verfolgte Unschuld und schicken ihre 

Mitleidsgarde vor, die urn Erbarmen bettelt. Aber man 

braucht ihnen nur den kleinen Finger zu reichen, dann hacken sie einem 

gleich die ganze Hand ab. Also miissen sie in der 

Furcht des Herrn gehalten werden. 

Wir wissen ganz genau, dafl sie uns aus tiefster Seele hassen. Aber wir 

fiihlen uns in diesem HaB auBerordentlich wohl . Es gibt 

kein Leid, das sie uns nicht zufugen wiirden, wenn sie die Macht dazu 

besaBen. Darum darf man ihnen auch nicht einmal einen 

Schein von Macht geben. Mehr noch: es ist unsere Pflicht, aus der Kraft 

unserer tieferen Erkenntnis heraus die Welt liber ihr 

Wesen und Unwesen aufzuklaren, ihre unheilvolle Rolle besonders beim 

Ursprung und bei der Durchfiihrung dieses Krieges 

immer wieder aufs neue unter Beweis zu stellen, sie unentwegt 

anzugreifen, sie erbarmungslos der Verbrechen anzuklagen, 

deren sie sich schuldig gemacht haben, bis die Volker anfangen 

aufzuwachen. Das mag lange dauern, aber es lohnt sich. Wir 

bringen damit namlich den gef ahrlichsten Feind zur Strecke, der jemals 

Leben, Freiheit und Wiirde der Menschheit bedroht hat. 

Da kann es keine Gnade geben. Mitleid haben wir nur mit den ungezahlten 

Millionen Menschen in unserem eigenen und in den 

anderen europaischen Volkern, die 

dem HaB und Vernichtungswillen dieser teuflischen Rasse wehrlos 

ausgeliefert waren, wenn wir hier schwach wlirden und am 

Ende in diesem Kampf versagten. Gerade der Bildungsphilister, der heute 

noch am ehesten geneigt ist, die Juden in Schutz zu 

nehmen, wiirde ihr erstes Opfer sein. 

Darum ist hier Wachsamkeit fur alle am Platze. Wir miissen auf der Hut 

sein, denn der internationale Weltfeind geht mit 

groBtem Raffinement zu Werke. Er ahnt aus einem dunklen SchuldbewuBtsein 

heraus, daB dieser Krieg, den er so frivol 

angezettelt hat, urn damit den letzten Schritt zur Weltherrschaf t zu tun, 

in seinem Verlauf ein Krieg urn seine rassische Existenz 

geworden ist. Verzweifelt versucht er, den jetzt zwangslaufig gewordenen 

Ablauf der Dinge aufzuhalten. Es wird ihm nichts 

niitzen. Wir treiben ihn schon weiter. An seinem Ende wird die 

Verwirklichung der Prophezeiung des Fiihrers stehen, iiber die 

das Weltjudentum 1939, als sie gemacht wurde, nur gelacht hat. 

Auch in Deutschland haben die Juden gelacht, als wir zum ersten Mai gegen 

sie auftraten. Das Lachen ist ihnen unterdes 

griindlich vergangen. Sie haben daraufhin gegen uns den Krieg gewahlt. 

Aber er ist im Begriff, ein Krieg gegen sie selbst zu 

werden. Als sie gegen das deutsche Volk den Plan einer totalen 

Vernichtung faBten, unterschrieben sie damit ihr eigenes 

Todesurteil . 

Auch hier wird die Weltgeschichte das Weltgericht sein. 

Wochenzeitung 'Das Reich' Berlin 21. Januar 1945 

Die Urheber des Ungliicks der Welt 

Von Reichsminister Dr. Goebbels 

Man konnte diesen Krieg iiberhaupt nicht begreifen, wenn man sich nicht 
immer wieder vor Augen hielte, daB hinter all dem widernatiirlichen 
Treiben, mit dem unsere vereinten Feinde die Welt zu betriigen und die 
Menschheit hinters Licht zu fiihren versuchen, das internationale 
Judentum als Motor steht. Es bildet sozusagen den Kitt, der gegnerischen 
Koalition trotz ihrer klaffenden ideologischen und interessenmafiigen 
Gegensatze test zusammenhalt . Der Kapitalismus sowohl wie der 
Bolschewismus entspringen derselben judischen Wurzel, sind verschiedene 
Zweige am gleichen Baum und tragen am Ende auch die gleichen Friichte. 
Das internationale Judentum bedient sich ihrer auf nur in der Methodik 
unterschiedliche Weise, urn die Volker zu unterdriicken und in seiner 
BotmaBigkeit zu halten. Wie weit sein EinfluB in der offentlichen 
Meinung aller Feind- und auch neutralen Lander reicht, das kann man 
unschwer aus der Tatsache schlieBen, daB es iiberall dort in Zeitungen, 
Reden und Rundfunksendungen nicht einmal beim Namen genannt werden darf . 
In der Sowjetunion gibt es ein Gesetz, nachdem der Antisemitismus, d.h. 
auf gut Deutsch die Aufklarung der Of fentlichkeit liber die Judenfrage, 
mit dem Tode bestraft wird. Es iiberrascht den Kenner dieser Dinge in 
keiner Weise, daB ein maBgeblicher Vertreter des Kreml zu Neujahr 
erklarte, die Sowjetunion werde nicht ruhen, bis dieses Gesetz in der 
ganzen Welt Giiltigkeit erlangt haben werde. Mit anderen Worten: es ist 
das ausgesprochene Feindziel dieses Krieges, die totale Herrschaft des 
Judentums liber die Volker der Erde unter gerichtlichen Schutz zu stellen 
und schon die Diskussion dieses schmahlichen Versuchs mit der 
Todesstrafe zu bedrohen. 

In den plutokratischen Landern ist es nicht viel anders . Dort wird der 
Kampf gegen das freche Usurpatorentum der judischen Rasse zwar nicht mit 
dem Tode durch den Henker, aber mit dem Tode durch geschaftlichen und 
gesellschaf tlichen Boykott und durch einen geistigen Terror bestraft, 
der im Endeffekt auf dasselbe hinauslauft. Die Stalin, Churchill und 
Roosevelt sind durch das Judentum gemacht worden. Sie erfreuen sich 
seiner uneingeschrankten Unterstiitzung und gewahren ihm dafiir ihren 
uneingeschranketen Schutz .Niemals wiirde man in einer ihrer Reden, in 
denen sie sich als aufrechte und zivilcouragierte Manner aufspielen, 
auch nur ein Wort gegen die Juden vernehmen, obwohl diese sich zumal im 
Kriege den schwelenden HaB ihrer Volker, und zwar mit vollem Recht, 
zugezogen haben. Das Judentum ist in den Feindlandern tabu. Es steht 
dort auBerhalb aller gesetzlichen Ordnung und wird damit der Tyrann 
seines jeweiligen Gastvolkes. Wahrend die feindlichen Soldaten an den 
Fronten kampfen, bluten und sterben, schlagen die Juden an den Borsen 
und auf den schwarzen Markten aus ihrem Opfer bare Miinze . Wagt ein 
aufrechter Mann dagegen aufzutreten und die Juden ihrer Verbrechen 
anzuklagen, dann wird er von ihrer Presse verhohnt und angespien, unter 
ihrem Druck aus seinem Amt gejagt oder sonstwie brotlos gemacht und der 
offentlichen Verachtung preisgegeben . Aber auch das geniigt den Juden 
offenbar noch nicht. Sie wollen in der ganzen Welt einen Zustand 
erreichen, der in der Sowjetunion schon gesetzlich festgelegt ist: dem 

Judentum die voile Macht und dazu die voile Straff reiheit und wer sich 
dagegen auflehnt oder auch nur dariiber debattiert, bekommt den 
GenickschuB oder das Fallbeil in den Nacken. Es gibt keine schlimmere 
Tyrannei als diese . Hier ist die offene und geheime Schmach, die das 
Judentum den zur Freiheit bestimmten Volkern antut, auf die Spitze 

Wir haben das alles langst hinter uns . Und doch droht es uns noch einmal 
als feme Gefahr. Wir haben zwar die Macht der Juden im Reich vollig 
gebrochen; aber sie finden sich damit nicht ab. Sie haben nicht geruht, 
bis sie die ganze Welt gegen uns mobilisiert hatten. Da sie Deutschland 
nicht mehr von innen erobern konnen, wollen sie es nun von auBen 
versuchen. Jeder russische, englische und amerikanische Soldat ist ein 
Soldner dieser Weltverschworung einer parasitaren Rasse. Wie konnte man 
in der jetzigen Kriegslage noch glauben, daB sie an den Fronten fur die 
nationalen Interessen ihrer Lander kampften und fielen! Die Volker 
wollen einen anstandigen Frieden; aber die Juden sind dagegen. Sie 
wissen daB das Ende des Krieges gleichbedeutend ist mit der 
auf dammernden Erkenntnis der Menschheit liber die unheilvolle Rolle, die 
das internationale Judentum bei der Vorbereitung und Durchflihrung dieses 
Krieges gespielt hat. Sie fiirchten ihre Demaskierung, die ja auch 
unvermeidlich geworden ist und einmal mit der GesetzmaBigkeit kommen 
wird, mit der der Tag der Nacht f olgt . Daher ihre rasenden HaBausbriiche 
gegen uns, die nur Ausgeburten ihrer Angst und ihrer 

Minderwertigskeitsgef lihle sind. Sie iiberschlagen sich vor Ubereifer und 
machen sich dadurch erst recht verdachtig. Es wird dem internationalen 
Judentum nicht gelingen, diesen Krieg zu seinen Gunsten zu wenden. Dazu 
sind die Dinge schon zu weit f ortgeschritten . Es wird die Stunde kommen, 
in der das Erwachen alle Volker der Erde erfassen wird, und die Juden 
werden seine Opfer sein. Auch hier geht der Krug so lange zum Brunnen 
bis er bricht. 

Es entspricht einer alten, oft angewandten Methode des internationalen 
Judentums, die Aufklarung und Erkenntnis liber sein schmarotzerhaf tes 
Wesen und Treiben als Kulturschande zu diskreditieren und dabei auf die 
Bildungseinf alt jener Menschen zu spekulieren, die leicht dahin neigen, 
Ursache mit Wirkung zu verwechseln. Die Juden verstehen sich meisterhaft 
auf die Behandlung der offentlichen Meinung, die sie durch liber die 
ganze Welt reichenden Nachrichtenbliros und Pressekonzerne beherrschen. 
Eine freie Publizistik gehort in den feindlichen Landern zu den 
bemitleidenswerten Illusionen, mit denen die Volker dumm gemacht werden. 
Wenn die gegnerische Publizistik so frei ist, wie sie zu sein vorgibt, 
dann soil sie doch einmal in aller Offenheit, unseretwegen positiv oder 
negativ, zur Judenfrage Stellung nehmen. Sie wird das nicht tuen, weil 
sie es nicht kann und nicht darf. Die Juden lieben es zwar, alle und 
jeden hohnisch zu kritisieren, nur nicht sich selbst, obschon sie , wie 
jedermann zugeben wird, der offentlichen Kritik am bedlif tigsten waren. 
Hier endet die sogenannte Freiheit der Presse in den Feindlandern. Hier 
mlissen Zeitungen, Parlamente, Staatsmanner und Kirchenflirsten schweigen. 
Hier wird Verbrechen und Laster, Gemeinheit und Korruption mit dem 
Schleier der Liebe zugedeckt. Die Juden regieren in den Feindlandern die 
offentliche Meinung uneingeschrankt, und wer das tut, der ist damit auch 
Herr liber das gesamte offentliche Leben. Bedauernswert sind nur die 
Volker, die sich das gefallen lassen mlissen. Die Juden reden ihnen ein, 

daB das deutsche Volk riickstandig sei . Unsere angebliche 
Riickschrittlichkeit ist in Wirklichkeit unser Fortschritt. Er besteht 
darin, daB wir die Juden als nationale und internationale Gefahr erkannt 
und aus dieser Erkenntnis auch die zwingenden Folgerungen gezogen haben . 
Diese deutsche Erkenntnis wird am Ende dieses Krieges eine 
Welterkenntnis werden. Wir halten es fur unsere vornehmste Aufgabe, mit 
alien Kraften dafiir zu sorgen. 

Die Menscheit wiirde in ewige Finsternis versinken und wieder in ein 
primitives und stumpfes Urzeitaler zuriickf alien, wenn die Juden diesen 
Krieg gewannen . Sie sind die Inkarnation jenes zerstorerischen Triebs, 
der sich in diesen furchtbaren Jahren in der feindlichen Kriegsfuhrung 
gegen alles austobt, was wir als edel, schon und erhaltenswert ansehen. 
Schon deshalb hassen die Juden es . Sie verabscheuen unsere Kultur und 
Bildung, da sie sie als weit liber ihrem nomadischen Weltbild stehend 
empfinden. Sie furchten unseren wirtschaf tlichen und sozialen Hochstand, 
weil er ihrem parasitaren Treiben keine Bewegungf reihet mehr bietet. Sie 
sind Feinde unserer inneren Ordnung, die ihre anarchischen Tendenzen 
ausgeschieden hat. Deutschland ist der erste ganzlich judenfreie Staat 
der Welt. Darauf ist in der Hauptsache sein politisches und 
wirtschaf tliches Gleichgewicht zuriickzuf iihren . Da es den Juden infolge 
ihrer Ausmerzung aus dem deutschen Volkskorper nicht mehr moglich ist, 
dieses Gleichgewicht im Inneren zum Wanken zu bringen, fiihren sie die 
von ihnen verfiihrten Volker zum Kampf dagegen von auBen an. Es kann 
ihnen nur recht sein und liegt durchaus in ihrem Plan, daB Europa in 
diesem Ringen einen GroBteil der Kulturwerte verliert, an deren 
Schaffung das Judentum nicht nur keinen Anteil hatte, die es auch nicht 
versteht und deshalb aus einem dumpfen Rasseninstinkt, der ihm sagt, daB 
diese Hohe menschlich-schopferischer Leistung fur es selbst ewig 
unerreichbar sein wird, heute mit seinem HaB verfolgt. Der Tag wird 
nicht feme sein, an dem die Volker Europas, ja der ganzen Welt in den 
Ruf ausbrechen: Die Juden sind Schuld an all diesem Ungliick! Sie miissen 
deshalb zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden, und zwar bald und griindlich! 

Auch fur diesen Fall halt das internationale Judentum schon sein Alibi 
bereit. Es wird wie ehedem bei der groBen Abrechnung in Deutschland 
versuchen, seine Unschuldsmiene aufzusetzen und zu behaupten, man 
brauche einen Siindenbock und habe ihn eben in ihm gefunden. Das aber 
wird ihm dann nichts mehr helfen, wie es ihm auch bei der 
nationalsozialistischen Revolution nichts geholfen hat. Die Beweise fur 
seine geschichtliche Schuld im GroBen wie im Kleinen liegen so offen 
zutage, daB sie auch mit der abgefeimtesten Lugenhaftigkeit und 
Heuchelei nicht mehr geleugnet werden konnen . 

Wer treibt die Russen, Englander und Amerikaner ins Feuer und opfert 
Hekatomben fremder Menschenleben in einem aussichtslosen Kampf gegen das 
deutsche Volk? Die Juden! Sie stimmen in ihren Zeitungen und 
Rundfunksendungen ihre Kriegsgesange an, wahrend die von ihnen 
verfiihrten Volker auf die Schlachtbank gefiihrt werden. Wer erfindet 
jeden Tag neue HaB- und Vernichtungsprogramme gegen uns und macht damit 
diesen Krieg zu einem schaurigen Akt grausamer Selbstzerf leischung und 
Selbstvernichtung des europaischen Lebens, seiner Wirtschaft, Bildung 
und Kultur? Die Juden. Wer hat das widerwartige Konkubinat zwichen 
England und den USA einerseits und dem Bolschewismus andererseits 

erfunden, zustandegebracht und wacht eifersiichtig liber seine 
Auf rechterhaltung? Wer begriindet es auch in den perversesten politischen 
Situationen mit einer zynischen Scheinheiligkeit und nur aus 
schlotternder Angst, daB ein neuer Weg die Volker zum Erkennen der 
wahren Hintergriinde dieser furchtbaren Menschheitstragodie bringen 
konnte? Die Juden, nur die Juden ! Sie heiBen Morgenthau und Lehmann und 
stehen als sogenannter Gehirntrust hinter Roosevelt, sie heiBen Melchett 
uned Sassoon und fungieren als Geld- und Auftraggeber Churchills, sie 
heiBen Kaganowitsch und Ehrenburg und sind die Schrittmacher und 
geistigen Wortfiihrer Stalins. Wohin ihr falit, ihr werdet Juden fassen. 
Sie marschieren als politische Kommissare hinter der Roten Armee und 
organisieren in den von den Sowjets eroberten Gebieten Mord und Terror; 
sie sitzen in der Pariser und Briisseler Etappe, in Rom und Athen und 
schneiden aus der Haut der in ihre Gewalt gefallenen ungliicklichen 
Volker Riemen. 

Das ist die Wahrheit. Sie kann nicht mehr geleugnet werden, schon 
deshalb nicht, weil die Juden in ihrem Macht- und Siegesrausch ihre 
friiher so peinlich genau eingehaltene Reserve verlassen haben und nun im 
Scheinwerf erlicht der offentlichen Beobachtung stehen. Sie auferlegen 
sich keinerlei Zwang mehr, of f ensichtlich in dem Glauben, daB sie es 
nicht mehr notig hatten, da ihre Stunde gekommen sei. Und hier setzt ihr 
Fehler ein, den sie immer noch begangen haben, wenn sie sich nahe vor 
der Erreichung ihres grofien Zieles der anonymen Weltherrschaf t wahnten. 
Jedesmal in der Geschichte der Volker, wenn dieser tragische Fall 
eintrat, sorgte auch eine giitige Vorsehung dafiir, daB die Juden selbst 
zum Totengraber ihrer eigenen Hoffnungen wurden. Sie haben dann die 
lebenstiichtigen Volker nicht vernichtet, sondern sie nur durch den 
Stachel ihres parasitaren Wirkens zur Erkenntnis der ihnen drohenden 
Gefahr und zu ihrer Ueberwindung durch hochste Aufopferung gebracht . Sie 
werden damit immer in einem gewissen Stadium der Dinge zu jener Kraft, 
die stets das Bose will und doch das Gute schafft. So wird es auch hier 

Es zeugt fur den gesunden Lebensinstinkt des deutschen Volkes, daB es 
als erstes der Erde diese Gefahr erkannt und aus seinem Organismus 
ausgeschieden hat. Es ist damit zum Trager eines Weltkampfes geworden, 
in dem zweifellos die Entscheidung liber Schicksal und Zukunft des 
internationalen Judentums fallen wird. Mit aufierster Gelassenheit 
beobachten wir die sich in einem wilden Furioso iiberschlagenden 
alttestamentarischen HaB- und Racheausbriiche der Juden in aller Welt 
gegen uns . Sie sind uns nur ein Beweis mehr dafiir, daB wir uns auf dem 
richtigen Weg befinden. Sie konnen uns nicht aus der Ruhe bringen. Mit 
souveraner Verachtung schauen wir auf sie herab und erinnern uns nur zu 
genau der Tatsache, daB diese HaB- und Racheausbriiche gegen uns auch in 
Deutschland an der Tagesordnung waren bis zu jenem fur das 
internationale Judentum so verhangnisvollen 30. Januar 1933, an dem die 
Weltrevolution gegen die dem deutschen sowie alien anderen Volkern 
drohende Judengefahr begann. 

Sie wird nicht zur Ruhe kommen, bis sie ihr Ziel erreicht hat. Die 
Wahrheit kann weder durch Luge noch durch Gewalt aufgehalten werden. Sie 
wird sich durchpauken, auch in diesem Falle. Die Juden werden am Ende 
dieses Krieges ihr Canna erleben. Nicht Europa, sie selbst werden 

untergehen. Sie mogen heute liber diese Prophezeiung lachen; aber sie 
haben schon so oft gelacht, und fast ebenso oft ist ihnen friiher oder 
spater das Lachen griindlich vergangen. Wir wissen nicht nur genau, was 
wir wollen, sondern ebenso genau auch, was wir nicht wollen. Wenn den 
verfiihrten Volkern der Erde heute noch die Erkenntnis liber das, was 
notwendig ist, fehlt, so werden wir sie ihnen bringen. Wie wollen die 
Juden das auf die Dauer verhindern? Sie glauben, ihre Macht auf sicherem 
Fundament aufgebaut zu haben; aber sie steht nur auf tonernen FiiBen. Ein 
harter StoB dagegen, und sie sinkt in sich zusammen und wird die Urheber 
des Ungliicks der Welt unter ihren Trummern begraben . 


20. Juli 1941 

Die Juden sind bekannt dafiir, daB sie es meisterhaft verstehen, sich der 


Umgebung anzupassen, ohne dabei ihr Wesen zu verlieren. Sie treiben 

Mimikry. Sie haben 

einen natiirlichen Instinkt fur Gefahren, die ihnen drohen und ihr 

Selbsterhaltungstrieb gibt 

ihnen auch meistens die geeigneten Mittel und AbwehrmaBnahmen ein, mit 

denen sie sich 

moglichst ohne Anwendung von Mut und Lebenseinsatz diesen Gefahren 

entziehen konnen. 

Es ist sehr schwer, ihren raffinierten Urn- und Schleichwegen nachzuspiiren 

und sie dabei 

zu uberfiihren. Man muB schon ein gewiegter Judenkenner sein, will man sie 

entlarven. Ihr 

System ist, wenn man es einmal durchschaut hat, denkbar einfach und 

primitiv. Es zeichnet 

sich aus durch eine perfide Unverschamtheit, die deshalb so erfolgreich 

ist, weil man sie 

meist in solchen Graden iiberhaupt nicht fur moglich halt. Schon 

Schopenhauer hat gesagt, 

daB der Jude der Meister der Luge ist. Er beherrscht die Register der 


so genial, und er tritt dabei so sicher auf, daB er es sogar einem 

harmlosen Gegner 

gegeniiber wagen kann, bei der klarsten Sache der Welt, das glatte 

Gegenteil von dem zu 

sagen, was den Tatsachen entspricht. Er tut es mit einer so dreisten 

Frechheit, daB der 

Zuhorer plotzlich anfangt, unsicher zu werden, und dann hat der Jude 

meist schon 

gewonnenes Spiel. 

Man nennt das in der Judensprache Chuzbe (Chutzpah) . Chuzbe ist ein 

typisch jiidischer 

Ausdruck, der sich in keine andere Sprache iibersetzen laBt, weil es das, 

was man unter 

Chuzbe versteht, eben nur unter Juden gibt. Andere Sprachen haben es 

nicht fur notwendig 

befunden, einen gleichwertigen Ausdruck zu pragen, weil andere Volker 

etwas ahnliches 

wie das, was man damit bezeichnet, nicht kennen Es bedeutet so viel wie 


impertinente, unglaubliche Frechheit und Unverschamtheit. 

Solange wir das zweifelhafte Vergnligen haben, uns mit den Juden polemisch 

herumschlagen zu miissen, haben wir Beispiele fur die typisch 

judische Charaktereigenschaft, die die Juden selbst Chuzbe nennen, in 

Hulle und Fulle 

kennengelernt . Da wird der Feigling zum Helden und der brave, fleiBige 

und tapfere Mann 

zum verachtlichen Dummkopf oder SpieBer; dicke, fette und schwitzende 


spielen sich als kommunistische Menschheitsbegliicker auf, und anstandige 


werden den Tieren gleichgestellt . Ein sauberes Familienleben wird als 


lacherlich gemacht, die Kameradschaftsehe dagegen zum hochsten Ideal 


Entwicklung erhoben. Ekelerregende Machwerke, alien Unrat, der einem 


Gehirn entspringen kann, zur Darstellung bringend, werden als vollendete 


ausgegeben und wirkliche Kunstwerke als Kitsch verhohnt und persifliert. 

Nicht der 

Morder ist mehr schuldig, sondern der Ermordete. 

Es ist das ein System der offentlichen Tauschung, das sich, wenn es lange 

genug angewandt 

wird, wie eine geistige und seelische Lahmung liber ein ganzes Volk legt 

und auf die Dauer 

jede natiirliche Abwehr erstickt. Deutschland hat, bevor der 


auftrat, mitten in dieser todlichen Gefahr gestanden. Hatten wir sie 

nicht iiberwunden, ware 

unser Volk nicht im letzten Augenblick noch zur Besinnung gekommen, so 

ware unser Land 

reif gewesen fur der Bolschewismus, die teuflischste Infektion, die das 

Judentum liber ein 

Volk bringen kann. 

Auch der Bolschewismus ist ein Ausdruck der jiidischen Chuzbe. Turbulente 


Parteidoktrinare und gerissene jiidische Kapitalisten landen den 

unverschamtesten Coup, der 

sich iiberhaupt denken lalit, in dem sie sich des sogenannten Proletariats 

bemachtigen und in 

seinen Reihen durch riicksichtslose Aufbauschung wirklicher oder 

vermeintlicher sozialer 

Not- und tibelstande den Klassenkampf mobilisieren, urn dann mit seiner 

Hilfe die totale 

jiidische Herrschaft iiber ein Volk anzutreten. Die krasseste Plutokratie 

bedient sich des 

Sozialismus, urn die krasseste Gelddiktatur zu errichten. Mit Hilfe der 

Weltrevolution sollte 

dieses in der Sowjetunion bereits verwirklichte Experiment auch auf die 

anderen Volker 

iibertragen werden. Das Ergebnis ware dann die Weltherrschaf t des 

Judentums gewesen. 

Die nationalsozialistische Revolution war ein todlicher Schlag gegen 

diesen Versuch. 

Nachdem man in den fiihrenden Kreisen des internationalen 

Judentums einsehen mufite, dafi keine Rede mehr davon sein konnte, die 


der einzelnen europaischen Lander auf agitatorischem Wege 

weiterzutreiben, entschloB man 

sich, auf die grofie Gelegenheit eines kommenden Krieges zu warten, dann 

aber seine 

Position so zu wahlen, daB der Krieg moglichst lange dauere, urn an seinem 

Ende liber ein 

ausgepowertes, ausgeblutetes und ohnmachtiges Europa herzufallen und es 

mit Gewalt und 

Terror zu bolschewisieren . Auf dieses Ziel ist die Taktik des Moskauer 

Bolschewismus seit 

Beginn dieses Krieges ausgerichtet gewesen. Man wollte erst dann 

eingreifen, wenn ein 

leichter und risikoloser Sieg gesichert war, bis dahin aber so viele 

deutsche Krafte binden, 

daB das Reich zu einem entscheidenden Schlag im Westen zur baldigen 

Beendigung des 

Krieges nicht fahig war. Man kann sich denken, welch ein Wutgeheul durch 

den Kreml 

ging, als man sich eines Sonntagmorgens dariiber klarwerden muBte, daB der 

Fiihrer sich 

entschlossen hatte, dieses feingesponnene Liigen- und Intrigennetz durch 

den Hieb des 

deutschen Schwertes zu zerreiBen. 

Bis dahin hatte man die jiidischen Haupter des Bolschewismus klug im 


gehalten, wohl in der irrigen Annahme, uns damit tauschen zu konnen. Die 

Litwinow und 

Kaganowitsch traten offentlich kaum noch in Erscheinung. Urn so 

unheilvoller aber 

entfalteten sie ihre Tatigkeit hinter den Kulissen. Man suchte bei uns 

den Eindruck zu 

erwecken, als seien sich die jiidischen Bolschewiken in Moskau und die 


Plutokraten in London und Washington spinnefeind. Insgeheim aber 

schlossen sie 

untereinander urn so fester die Umklammerung, in der sie uns erdriicken 

wollten. Das 

erhellt schon aus der Tatsache, daB sie sich in dem Augenblick, in dem 

dieses teuflische 

Rankespiel entlarvt ist, auch schon versohnt in den Armen liegen. Die 

unwissenden Volker 

auf beiden Seiten, die sich wohl bei einem so ungewohnten Anblick 

erstaunt die Augen 

reiben, werden durch gegenseitige taktvolle Riicksichtnahme beruhigt . 

In Moskau beispielsweise erklaren die Juden, der VERBAND DER GOTTLOSEN, 

dem als 

Ehrenmitglied anzugehoren noch am Tage vorher eine der ersten und 

vornehmsten Pflichten 

aller fiihrenden SowjetgroBen war, sei eine Fehlorganisation und werde 

aufgeldst. Die 

religiose Freiheit solle von nun an in der gesamten Sowjetunion gesichert 

sein. Man 


verlogene Meldungen in die Weltof fentlichkeit, daB in den Kirchen Moskaus 

wieder gebetet 

werde, und was derlei aufgelegter Schwindel mehr ist. In London dagegen 

kann man sich 

zwar noch nicht dazu entschlieBen, die INTERNATIONALE allabendlich im 

Rundfunk zu 

spielen, weil, wie Mr. Eden in einer feinsinnigen Unterscheidung 

feststellt, die 

Bolschewiken keine Alliierten, sondern nur Mitarbeiter Englands seien - 

die Internationale 

ware auch fur das britische Volk in diesem Augenblick ein zu starker 

Tobak-; aber man ist 

doch eifrig am Werke, Stalin als den iiberlegenen Staatsmann und 


Sozialpolitiker zu preisen, der nur noch mit Churchill verglichen werden 

konne, und ansonst 

sinnreiche Ankniipf ungspunkte zwischen der glorreichen Demokratie Moskauer 


Londoner Pragung zu finden. 

Und dabei haben, das ist das Merkwiirdige, die Posaunenblaser hiiben und 

driiben nicht 

einmal so unrecht. Sie unterscheiden sich im Extrem nur fur den, der sie 

nicht kennt; fur 

den Fachmann aber gleichen sie einander wie ein Ei dem anderen. Vor allem 

sind es 

dieselben Juden, die auf beiden Seiten, ob offen oder getarnt, den Ton 

angeben und das 

groBe Wort fiihren. Wenn sie in Moskau beten und in London sich 

anschicken, die 

Internationale zu singen, so machen sie damit das, was sie seit jeher 

getan haben. Sie 

betreiben Mimikry. Sie passen sich der jeweiligen Gegebenheit und Lage 

an, langsam 

natiirlich und Schritt fur Schritt, damit die Volker nicht argwohnisch und 

hellhorig werden. 

Und auf uns sind sie hauptsachlich deshalb so wiitend, weil wir sie 

entlarven. Sie fiihlen 

sich von uns beobachtet und erkannt. Der Jude ist namlich nur sicher, 

wenn er nicht 

durchschaut wird. Bemerkt er, daB ihm jemand hinter seine Schliche kommt, 

dann verliert 

er sein Gleichgewicht . Der gewiegte Judenkenner stellt das sofort an 

seinen bekannten 

Geschimpfe und Gekeife und an seinen bekannten alttestamentarischen 

HaBausbriichen f est . 

Wir haben solche schon so oft liber uns ergehen lassen, daB sie fur uns 

vollkommen des 

Reizes der Originalitat entbehren. Sie sind in unseren Augen nur noch von 

psychologischem Interesse. Wir warten dabei kalt und gelassen auf den 

Augenblick, in dem 

die jiidische Wut ihren Hohepunkt erreicht. Dann fangt Schmock an, sich zu 

verhaspeln. Er 

redet dann lauter dummes Zeug, und plotzlich verrat er sich selbst. 

Was heute liber die Moskauer und Londoner Sender geht oder in den 

bolschewikischen und plutokratischen Organen geschrieben steht, spottet 

einfach jeder 

Beschreibung. Zur Wahrung des guten Tons und zur Anpassung an die 

Landschaft laBt 

dabei London dem Kreml immer sehr taktvoll den Vortritt. Die Moskauer 

Juden erfinden 

die Liigen- und Greuelmeldungen, und die Londoner Juden zitieren und 

kolportieren sie, 

ganz harmlos natiirlich, mit einer wahren Biedermannsmiene, gleichsam als 

geniigten sie 

nur einer lastigen Chronistenpf licht . Klar, daB die scheuBlichen Untaten 

in Lemberg, die die 

ganze Welt in tiefe Bewegung versetzten, nicht von den Bolschewiken 

begangen wurden, 

sondern Erfindungen des Propagandaministeriums sei. Es spielt dabei gar 

keine Rolle, daB 

sie in der deutschen Wochenschau lebenden und bewegten Bild gezeigt und 

damit der 

ganzen Welt als Beweismittel zuganglich gemacht werden. 

Selbstverstandlich, daB wir 

auch Kunst und Wissenschaft unterdriicken und terrorisieren, der 

Bolschewismus dagegen 

ein wahrer Hort der Kultur, der Zivilisation und der Humanitat ist. Wir 

personlich erfreuen 

uns aufs neue im Moskauer Rundfunk einer Charakterisierung, die so gemein 


niedertrachtig ist, daB sie beinahe wieder schmeichelhaf t wirkt. Wir 

nehmen an, daB die 

dortigen jlidischen Sprecher uns noch aus der guten alten Zeit von Berlin 

her kennen. Sie 

miiBten eigentlich auch, wenn sie nicht ein kurzes Gedachtnis hatten, 

wissen, daB ihnen 

alles Schimpfen nichts niitzt, daB sie am Ende doch, wie man so sagt, die 

Hucke voll 

bekommen werden. Sie erklaren jeden Abend, sie wollten uns die Fresse 

kaput tschlagen, 

uns und alien Nazischweinen. Ja, wollen schon; aber konnen, konnen, mein 

Herr! Es liegt 

eine gewisse Tragik in diesem Fall. Wo man die Juden zu Wort kommen laBt, 

da plustern 

sie sich auf, tun so, als wollten sie Baume ausreiBen; und nach kurzer 

Zeit brechen sie dann 

wieder ihre Zelte ab, urn vor den nachriickenden deutschen Regimentern das 


zu ergreifen. Qui mange du juif, en meurt ! 

Man konnte fast sagen, daB die Seite, auf der sie auftauchen, eben 

deshalb schon verloren 

hat. Sie sind das beste Unterpfand der kommenden Niederlage. Sie tragen 

den Keim des 

Zerfalls in sich und an sich. Sie wollten in diesem Krieg den letzten 

verzweif elten Schlag 

gegen das nationalsozialistische Deutschland und gegen das erwachende 

Europa fiihren. Er 

wird auf sie zuriickf alien . Wir horen heute schon im 

Geiste den Ruf der verzweifelten und irregefuhrten Volker durch die ganze 

Welt gellen: 

"Die Juden sind schuld! Die Juden sind schuld!" 

Das Straf gericht, das dann liber sie hereinbricht, wird furchtbar sein. 

Wir brauchen gar 

nichts dazu zu tun, es kommt von selbst, weil es kommen mufi . 

Wie die Faust des erwachenden Deutschland einmal auf diesen Rassenunrat 

niedersaust, so 

wird auch einmal die Faust des erwachenden Europa auf ihn niedersausen. 

Dann wird den 

Juden auch ihre Mimikry nichts mehr niitzen. Sie werden sich dann stellen 

miissen. Es 

wird der Tag des Gerichts der Volker liber ihre Verderber sein. 

Erbarmungslos und ohne Gnade soil dann der Stofi gefiihrt werden. Der 

Weltfeind stiirzt 

und Europa hat seinen Frieden. 



The NSDAP won the elections of July 31, 1932(37.8%), and elections of 
March 5, 1933 (44%) ; 

National Socialist Germany held and won a plebiscite on November 12, 1933 
on his Peace Policies and the elections to the Reichstag (over 95%); won 
plebiscites on 19 August 1934, on the Succession Law (90%), on 13 Janury, 
1935 in the Saarland (90%), and on March 29, 1936 on remilitarization and 
to the Reichstag ( 98 . 8%) ; on April 10, 1938, elections in Germany to the 
Greater German Reichstag, and a plebiscite in Austria regarding the 
Anschluss ( 99 . 75%) ; and plebiscite on 4 December 1938 in the Sudetenland; 
on 21 March 1939, in Memel(60%) and in Danzig in 1939. 


MILLION-13, 948,385 TO 13,724,418. YET, DUE TO THE WINNER-TAKES-ALL